Increased Quality of Life for Breast Augmentation Patients
Our bodies play a huge role in the way we act, feel, and think about ourselves, so it’s no wonder we put lots of effort into looking and feeling good physically. Whether it’s adopting a new diet plan, setting exercise and weight loss goals, or staying up-to-date on the latest makeup trends, we’re constantly striving to improve our bodies. And while something as routine as applying makeup may seem like an insignificant task, when we put effort into looking our best on the outside, it really does influence how we feel on the inside.
The same relationship has been shown to be the case for cosmetic procedures like breast augmentation as well. For some women, their breasts have always been a source of insecurity, whether the breasts never fully developed or are asymmetrical. For others, life changes like pregnancy, weight loss, or simply the effects of aging have left them with a negative self-image. In these cases, a breast augmentation really can significantly improve a woman’s quality of life.
What You Didn’t Know about Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation is the most popular plastic surgery procedure in the United States, with nearly 300,000 procedures having been performed in 2015. But despite its rising popularity, many people still overlook the mental health benefits of breast augmentation. The fact of the matter is that if a woman isn’t comfortable in her own skin, that negativity is going to be transferred to other areas of her life as well.
Of course, it’s important to note that breast augmentation isn’t a magic wand. The ideal candidate for breast procedures will have realistic expectations about her results and understand that breast augmentation is simply a way to enhance the natural assets of her body. But as long as patients maintain this realistic viewpoint throughout the process, a breast augmentation could very positively affect their quality of life. (The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, The University of Florida)
Boost Your Self-Esteem
According to a study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 2013, 98 percent of women who had a breast augmentation said that their results “met or exceeded their expectations.” Ninety-two percent of those women also reported experiencing an increase in their self-esteem following their plastic surgery. Prior to their surgery, the majority of these women admitted feeling self-conscious about their bodies, particularly their breasts. So the numbers really do hold up to the idea that a breast augmentation procedure can greatly improve a woman’s quality of life, whether she’s in her 20s, 30s, 40s, or even 50s. (The American Society of Plastic Surgeons)
Regain Confidence in Your Sexuality
A similar study performed by researchers at Barry University in Miami, Florida showed not only a rise in self-esteem due to having a breast augmentation, but also showed a significant increase in sexuality following the procedure. The results of the study showed that these women’s ratings of their sexual desire increased by nearly 79 percent following their breast augmentation, and their sexual arousal ratings increased by 81 percent.
The women who participated in this study ranged in age from 21 to 57, which further emphasizes the fact that women in all stages of life can truly benefit from plastic surgery, provided they have realistic expectations. As mentioned earlier, breast augmentation shouldn’t be used as a “band-aid” for mental health issues, but it can improve a woman’s outlook on her body and sexuality. (The University of Florida)
Why Choose Premier Plastic Surgery & Dermatology for Your Breast Augmentation?
At Premier Plastic Surgery & Dermatology, the comfort of our patients is our top priority. This, of course, includes our state-of-the-art equipment and facilities that help make your experience as stress-free and comfortable as possible. But it also means that our team of experienced and knowledgeable professionals will always be sure to respect your personal needs and help you devise a breast augmentation plan that will leave you looking and feeling great about yourself.
Our board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Heil has been selected as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor, and is also among the top 10 percent of doctors in Pittsburgh plastic surgery. He, along with his very knowledgeable team, works to ensure that every breast augmentation patient understands the details of the procedure during a complimentary consultation. To see real results of his work, take a look at our patient gallery.
The Bottom Line
Whether the size or shape of your breasts has always negatively affected your self-esteem, or you’ve developed a negative self-image later in life, you could be a great candidate for breast augmentation. With the numbers to back up the claims, cosmetic procedures like breast augmentations really can increase your quality of life and help you regain your self-confidence and sexuality.
If you would like to further discuss your breast augmentation options with Dr. Heil, please feel free to contact us at 724-264-3608 or send us an email. Dr. Heil would be happy to answer any questions you might have and further explain the ins and outs of the procedure.