Is Breast Augmentation Right For Me
One of the defining characteristics of beauty, femininity, and sexuality of the human figure is the female breast. As such, many women want to have breast enhancement to create a larger, fuller, and shapelier bust line.
Besides the positive aesthetic outcomes of breast augmentation, data has shown that many patients enjoy substantial psychological benefits, including enhanced self-esteem after breast surgery. In addition, the surgical techniques and breast implants themselves are continuously being refined, increasing the safety and reliability of the procedure.
In two surveys conducted by American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) of over 5,000 women who either had, or were considering, breast implants.
Key findings included:
- 89% of women surveyed said that breast augmentation met their goals.
- Overwhelmingly, women surveyed (94%) said they would recommend the procedure to others.
- Only 13% of women reported that they had reoperations; of these, 92% chose implant replacement, not permanent removal.
- Of the 13% who had revisional surgery, 35% wanted larger implants, and 27% wanted to improve breast shape or position.
The Best Candidates For Surgery
The best candidates for breast augmentation are women who are looking for improvement, not perfection, in the way they look. If a woman is physically healthy and realistic in her expectations, she may be a good candidate for this surgery. It is important to discuss your individual expectations regarding the change you seek in the shape and size of your breast with Michigan plastic surgeon Daniela Rodriguez, MD, PLC who will be able to consider the optimal surgical approach to satisfy your desired outcome.
Breast augmentation may be a good option for you if you have at least one the following conditions or traits:
- You consider your breasts to be too small or under-developed
- You believe your figure is out of proportion due to small breasts and in turn, make your hips appear wider
- You feel you have limited choices of flattering clothing or swim wear styles due to small breasts
- You are dissatisfied with your breasts losing shape and volume after pregnancy, weight loss, or with aging
- You are unhappy with the upper part of the breast appearing “empty”
- Your breasts have asymmetry or vary in size or shape from one another
- You currently have breast implants, and are experiencing problems with them
- One or both breasts failed to develop normally, or have an unnatural, elongated shape