Breast augmentation is a life-changing surgery, often giving women the size and fullness they’ve always wanted or once had. More than 300,000 breast augmentation surgeries are performed in the United States each year, making it the most popular cosmetic procedure. While each woman has their own reason for breast enhancement and look they desire, here are the most common benefits they are seeking through this procedure.
Add volume and lift after pregnancy, weight loss or aging
Your breasts can appear “deflated” post-pregnancy and after nursing or if you’ve lost a significant amount of weight not related to pregnancy. Even the natural aging process can affect the volume of breasts and they sag. A breast augmentation with or without lift can help you restore youth to your figure and make your breasts perkier.
Make your body more proportional
If you have abnormally small breasts, also called macromastia, you may be self-conscious. Breast implants can add volume and curves to your figure to make you feel more feminine and voluptuous.
Balance out asymmetrical breasts
Puberty, trauma and hormonal changes can all cause one
breast to be smaller or shaped differently than the other. It makes shopping for clothing, especially bras and bathing suits, difficult.
Reconstruct after a mastectomy
While mastectomy is a life-saving surgery, going through treatment for breast cancer can be physically difficult and take an emotional toll. A reconstruction surgery using either implants or your own body tissue can help you feel like yourself again.
Your confidence will get a boost
A breast augmentation can improve your self-confidence, body image—even sexual satisfaction—as you feel more comfortable in your body and your new, enhanced curves.
You see immediate results
You will notice results right after surgery, but it will take several months to see final results as the swelling subsides and you fully recover. Results of breast augmentation are long-term, so you should enjoy your new look for years.