Getting a breast augmentation is a significant decision and one not taken lightly, given the complexities and invasiveness involved. Those considerations make women ponder how much they’ll benefit from the procedure should they choose to go ahead.
You can request a consultation to determine whether the surgery is the right decision. Or, learn more about the top benefits of breast augmentation below.
What is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation, commonly known as a “boob job,” is a procedure that enlarges the size of breasts by inserting implants. It’s one of the most popular plastic surgeries in the United States, with over 300,000 completed annually and increasing yearly.
Technological advancements, including safe implants and procedure methods, have contributed to the increase in popularity. Women turn to surgical options to gain self-confidence and create a desired appearance.
How Does Breast Augmentation Work?
Women considering breast augmentation will find a competent and experienced plastic surgeon to discuss their concerns and appearance goals. They’ll gain confidence in their physician, who will discuss their success, recommend a type of implant (saline or silicone), and outline the procedure.
The surgery involves an incision in the skin below or next to the breast. The physician will then position the implant between the breast tissue and chest muscle or behind the chest muscle.
The physician then stitches the incision, dressing it for recovery. Patients usually have a few weeks of recovery but can generally go home the same day.
So why does breast augmentation get considered when it seems a more dramatic option?
Why Do Patients Consider Breast Augmentation?
There are several reasons women consider breast augmentations, most of which concern their appearance and overall self-esteem. The most common factors that drive these considerations are seen below:
- Asymmetrical breasts that hinder appearance and clothing options
- A change in appearance to increase confidence
- Their breasts are disproportionately small
- Dramatic weight loss has caused sagging breasts
- Breasts have changed shape after pregnancy
- Better fitting clothes
- Seeking a way to boost sex lives
- Add a more youthful appearance
These factors outline why the procedure is one of the most popular plastic surgeries in the United States. Ultimately, there are a wealth of benefits as a result of breast augmentations, promoting more confidence and overall well-being.
Discover which benefits tend to rise above the rest below.
What are the Top 5 Benefits of Breast Augmentation?
Here are the top five benefits of breast augmentation.
1. You’ll have a more aesthetically-pleasing, proportional body size.
Many women are often concerned about the size of their breasts parallel to their body size. Examples include women with larger hips and smaller breasts who feel their body is more bottom-heavy, bringing a general imbalance to their appearance.
Breast augmentations can bring larger bust sizes to kindle more balance and bodily symmetry, ultimately looking more aesthetically pleasing and proportional to the eye.
2. Improve your breast symmetry.
Almost all women have breast asymmetry, but there are varying degrees. Some women will notice noticeable differences in the size of their breasts, not only pressing concern for their appearance but making shopping for clothes significantly harder.
Undergoing breast augmentation can create the desired symmetry, balancing breasts and matching them evenly.
3. Gain more confidence in your appearance and yourself.
One of the primary drivers behind breast augmentation is the confidence women gain from their new proportional appearance. The procedure can increase bust size, make breasts more shapely and aesthetically pleasing, enhance clothing options, and more.
Ultimately, the results tend to significantly heighten self-esteem, contributing to a patient’s overall well-being.
4. Add volume and curves.
Some women with smaller breasts feel that they don’t contribute to their desired curve, ultimately complimenting their overall appearance. Augmentations can add volume to the breasts, finally working to create a more curvy figure.
5. Unlock even more clothing options.
One of the lesser-known but valuable benefits of breast augmentations is the number of options for clothing that the procedure unlocks. Women can seek to wear what they’ve not been confident wearing before because they didn’t fill it out well or didn’t look comfortable.
Many breast augmentation patients can wear more v-neck shirts, bikinis, tighter shirts, and other pieces previously avoided.
So while the above are the top five benefits of breast augmentation, are other benefits worth mentioning?
Are There More Benefits to Breast Augmentation?
Everybody is different and can have various reasons for believing breast augmentations can benefit them. Dr. Baumholtz is a breast augmentation specialist who can discuss your goals and deduce whether the procedure is correct.
Schedule a consultation at Baumholtz Plastic Surgery to discover how you could benefit from breast augmentation prospectively.