Top rated DC Plastic Surgeons Drs. Bruno and Brown are often asked what benefits are associated with breast augmentation.
Every patient considering breast augmentation has to weigh the benefits and risks associated with the surgery, when making their decision. Here, we examine some of the reasons women choose to undergo breast enhancement surgery and what the possible benefits are.
When rating their experiences before and after undergoing breast augmentation surgery, women overwhelmingly report an increase of 7 points in their self-esteem and an increase of 6.5 points in their sexual satisfaction, using a 36 point measurement scale. You can read more about the results of this study conducted by the University of Florida here.
What Are the Benefits of Breast Augmentation?
The benefits of breast augmentation surgery have been shown to include major increases in positive body imaging, or how a woman views her body and herself. Breast enhancement can help a woman feel better about her appearance, increasing her self-confidence and self-esteem. It can also help make a woman feel like herself again, if major changes occurred to her body occurred over time through extreme weight loss, child birth or any other circumstances.
Whatever the reason, breast augmentation is a safe and popular procedure which helps women feel more comfortable in their bodies.
How Popular is Breast Augmentation?
Last year alone, 290,000 breast augmentation procedures were performed, and since 2000, breast augmentation procedures have risen 31% which accounts for nearly one third of the 115% rise in the number of overall plastic surgery procedures performed each year since 2000.
Can Breast Augmentation Benefit My Sex Life?
There are major benefits for women with increased sexual activity and overall satisfaction with their sex lives. This is heavily tied to the woman’s increased self-esteem and positive body image. In a recent survey, many women reported a 70% increase in sexual satisfaction after undergoing breast augmentation surgery, as well as a 61% increase in the frequency of their sexual activity. You can read more about this study, here.
Can Breast Augmentation Restore My Breasts After Childbirth or Weight Loss?
There are many motivations to receiving breast augmentation surgery if over time, breast shape and definition has changed or is not the same as it used to be. Many people who have undergone extreme weight loss suffer a loss of muscle and definition with their breasts, and breast augmentation can quickly and easily correct those problems. Many women also notice an extreme change in their breasts shape and definition after breast feeding. Before their child is born, most women will experience rapid breast growth due to the natural process of the body creating milk for the baby, but after breast feeding, the breasts can quickly lose that shape and definition. Breast augmentation can quickly and simply return the breasts to how they were before childbirth.
What Are the Risks of Breast Augmentation?
Besides the normal risks associated with any surgery, there are very few risks associated with breast enhancement surgery because it is a minimally invasive procedure, but the benefits to this procedure are substantial.
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