Breast augmentation was the most performed plastic surgery procedure in 2015, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. In that year alone, 279,146 breast augmentation procedures were performed in the U.S. What is the reason behind the consistent popularity of this procedure? Dr. Mashhadian at Rodeo Surgical Art wants women considering this procedure to know there are a number of benefits associated with breast augmentation today.
IMPROVED BODY PROPORTIONS
Breast augmentation is about more than “bigger is better.” This procedure actually focuses primarily on bringing proper proportions to the entire body. In addition to increasing size, breast augmentation can correct asymmetries between the breasts and add cleavage. Dr. Mashhadian will help you determine the best size implants for you, based on your body proportions and your desired results. The overall effect is a body contour that is in balance, with just the right amount of curves.
BETTER CLOTHING FIT
Women with small breasts often have difficulty finding clothing to fit properly. This is particularly true for dresses, where the garment may fit perfectly below the waist but have too much room on top. Many women with disproportionately small breasts make clothing choices based on breast size, rather than on the clothing they really want to wear. Breast augmentation can reverse that problem, making you feel more comfortable in everything in your wardrobe.
When you look better, you feel better about yourself. That theory was put to the test in a 2013 study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. In the study, scientists explored the outcomes of breast augmentation to find that 92 percent of women that underwent the procedure reported higher levels of self-esteem after surgery. Around 86 percent of women surveyed before their procedures said they were self-conscious about their breasts, but after surgery, that number decreased to just 13 percent.
Breast enhancement can do more than make you feel more beautiful; it can also make you feel more youthful. Breast augmentation, particularly when it is combined with a breast lift, helps women in the middle to later years of life achieve a younger body contour, placing the breasts in a higher position on the chest and adding curves where there might have been drooping and sagging before. When you look younger, you also feel younger, which can have a profound impact on quality of life overall.
ENHANCED SEX LIFE
One surprising benefit of breast augmentation for some women is their ability to enjoy sex more. A study by scientists at the University of Florida found that after breast augmentation surgery, women reported an increase in arousal of 81 percent and an overall increase in the enjoyment of sex by 57 percent. A survey performed at RealSelf.com discovered that around 61 percent of women that underwent breast augmentation surgery had more frequent sex and 70 percent reported greater sexual satisfaction.