Benefits of Breast Enlargement Surgery

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Benefits of Breast Enlargement Surgery – Breast Augmentation benefits

If you’re like a lot of women, the thought of getting breast implants, whether to enlarge or shape your breasts can be both scary yet exciting. Breast Surgery is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures performed around the world.

When you get a breast augmentation, your changing not only your breast size and chest proportions but also your side profile and nipple locations as well. Changing this area of your body will change the way you look, as a whole. This included your overall body balance or proportional differences from both the front and side profile.

Although you will look proportionally different with a natural-looking result from a Specialist Plastic Surgeon, not everyone will be able to tell you’ve had a breast enlargement. The good news is that of the women who undergo breast augmentation each year, up to 98% claim the results of breast enlargement surgery either MET or EXCEEDED their initial expectations.

Over the last 50 years both implants and the techniques used to insert them, have come a long way. There are a lot of choices when it comes to implants. However, some of your best options are quality implants from Motiva, Allergan or Mentor. These brands provide implants in a number of shapes, profiles and sizes.

Women and Surgeons now have hundreds of options for implants; and only work with quality implants, not cheap ones, to help you have a long-lasting and natural-feeling breast surgery result.

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Potential Benefits of having breast enlargement surgery with breast implants

Research indicates breast augmentation surgery can do more than increase your bust size.

When you look good you feel good. So, it goes without saying that your self-confidence may get a boost after your surgery. In an article in Clinical Psychological Science, plastic surgery was potentially linked to higher self-esteem.

Women who struggle with body issues, such as; a crooked or humped nose, or tubular breasts, often desire corrective cosmetic surgery, to help them:

  • Feel less self-conscious
  • Become less likely to be teased about their appearance
  • Or, become more confident. Whether the feature was initially a ‘flaw’ or not – it’s the individual’s preferences and interpretations that matter most in cosmetic surgery procedures.

The research also reported that patients were happier with their bodies as a whole, not just the area on which they had cosmetic surgery performed.

Plastic Surgery is not always the answer.

While it’s true that plastic surgery can help improve self-confidence it’s important to remember that it’s not for everyone. People who hold a distorted, or extremely poor body image and those that have unrealistic expectations about surgery – might NOT benefit from surgery. Surgery does not fix psychological issues.

Surgery is NOT a cure-all for life’s problems. If you are considering plastic surgery it’s important to discuss your surgery expectations with your surgeon. You need to discuss what surgery can and cannot do.

Finding a surgeon that is an honest and highly skilled and experienced FRACS qualified Plastic Surgeon with extensive cosmetic surgery expertise in a range of breast, body contouring and face, eyes and nose surgery procedures is important.

Improved Sex Life and Satisfaction

Improved Sex Life and Satisfaction

Does your sex life change after breast augmentation surgery and how it might impact a relationship

Before we discuss the sensitive issue of sex after surgery, it’s important to keep in mind that EVERY single patient, and couple, are different. No 2 individuals will have the same responses to surgery or body change.  This is not exclusive to breast augmentation surgery but to most plastic surgery procedures.

How you feel about YOUR body DOES, however, tend to impact how you FEEL about being intimate with a partner or having sex.  For some women and men, breasts are an important part of lovemaking; for others, not so much.

You may lose some sensitivity in your breast area. This could be either a short or long term issue. So, keep it in mind as it is a potential risk. If your breasts are a big part of your sexuality, you may have to weigh up the risks of lost sensitivity (but this doesn’t happen to everyone), with having larger breasts you desire.

The World Of Plastic Surgery Discussion Groups – Online Forums about sex After Breast Surgery, for example, is an online cosmetic surgery community for women and men to share their cosmetic surgery experiences or “surgery journeys” to learn more about the cosmetic and plastic surgery outcomes of others.

This forum suggests that about 6 in 10 women they surveyed had sex more frequently after their breast augmentation or breast lift procedures.

Meanwhile, 7 in 10 surveyed women indicated that their sex life satisfaction improved after undergoing one of these breast enhancement procedures.

With the patients, we see in our Clinics, who get enlargement using implants, or a breast lift after pregnancy or breastfeeding has taken their toll on the breasts – we DO hear this sentiment a lot.

It seems to us that if patients feel great about themselves and their newly enhanced bodies after cosmetic breast enlargement or a breast lift, they seem to feel and act more confidently in all aspects of their lives.

This, of course, includes their intimate relationships.

It is very IMPORTANT, however, that you choose surgery ONLY to please yourself – never to please or attract another person. You are the one who has to go through the experience, the healing period and live with the results for the rest of your life (although implants can be removed or removed or replaced).  So make the decision carefully and consider all your options and the risks involved.

Surgery is serious, so just remember that before you choose to enlarge or uplift your breasts. When surgery is chosen based on how you believe it will help you feel about how you look – and if you get a result you feel suits your body and what you wanted – this can help with confidence.

Remember, however, that some aspects of surgery cannot be controlled or predicted, so keep your expectations real.

More active social life once you get your breast implants? It’s possible.

If you feel your current breasts are not attractive or are distorted or out of proportion with your body (e.g., tuberous breasts, asymmetrical breasts or hardly any breasts), you MAY find yourself less secure in certain outfits (swimwear) than others around you.

Or you might feel shy or fear being teased about not having a lot of breast tissue.  It’s sad that people bully others on appearance, but people DO this, and it’s never fun. But if this leaves you less likely to go out or engage socially, then you may find your new body leaves you feeling less self-conscious.

To become less self-conscious means you are likely to become MORE confident. Confident people naturally interact more with others and attract more friends and busier social life.  There are no promises for this, of course, but it is possible and we do see this with some of our patients.

Body Balance and Your Physique:  Your Breasts, Your Waist, Your Figure

Breast enlargement surgery can help women of many different ages achieve a more balanced physique.  It can help you get fuller, firmer breasts and cleavage. Having a wider or protruding breast area can also enhance the contours of your waistline, giving you a curvier, more flattering figure than a straight-looking figure. What’s ideal is, however, always up to you.

Your torso dimensions MAY have an impact on how the augmentation looks, in terms of the harmony of the overall physique.

Breast Lift or Augmentation with Age may Turn Back the Clock a Bit

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Sagging, drooping breasts are an often inescapable process of ageing or of recovering from pregnancy and breastfeeding. If your nipples point ‘downwards’, it can leave you looking older than you are – and older than you feel inside.

Breast surgery (usually a breast lift or combined breast lift with implants), can often correct breast droopiness and restore breast firmness, improve breast shape and ‘relocate’ the nipples to a more central area of the breast.

You’ll find you can get firmer, perkier or more voluptuous breasts again if you have an augmentation or a breast lift – or both, combined. Coco Ruby Specialist Plastic Surgeons will help you understand what will get you a good result, taking into account the levels of:

  • breast skin laxity
  • existing breast tissue
  • what size and shape you feel will suit you best

Along with feeling you look younger when you have firmer, more uplifted breasts, a lot of women feel more feminine, too, after breast surgery. Breasts or cleavage that appears more shapely and firmer is important to many women, who identify their breast area with part of their sense of femininity or sexuality. Everyone is different, however, so this may or may not apply to you.

Breast Enlargement Surgery – The Wardrobe Makeover

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One of the biggest advantages of breast augmentation surgery is generally the amazing wardrobe change that occurs after the recovery is complete.

Prior to getting breast implants, many women may not be fully comfortable with wearing; t-shirts, swimsuits, gym wear, strapless or spaghetti strap dresses or lower-cut blouses. This can be an issue when, for example, there’s a formal event or wedding and you’re asked to wear an outfit that isn’t going to flatter you – and may actually fall off or need ‘bra-stuffers.’

With breast augmentation, and natural-looking breast size that suits your overall frame (height, weight, BMI), you may find your fashion choices go through the roof.  Just remember to wear a good, supportive bra at all times after your surgery.  You may be tempted to go bra-less, especially if you’re young – but please DON’T go bra-less.  Your new breasts need support to have a long-lasting effect and prevent premature drooping – so wear a GOOD support bra at all times.

Potentially increased lifestyle opportunities

Beauty and appearance are NOT superficial attributes according to our genetic preferences and brain wiring. We DO care about appearance. And in our lives, it may matter more than you might think.

A Psychology Today article suggests a person’s physical appearance plays a factor in everything from getting a partner, to getting hired for a job or even promoted.   People who ‘look good’ often command higher salaries. It’s not fair, per se, as they may not be more skilled at all. This shows us that appearance IS important to many of us.  Not all, but many. And that’s more than a cultural aspect of our lives, it is actually something in our genetic evolution that indicates symmetry and balance are the more appealing genes. (If you’re interested in this topic, do some research, it’s absolutely fascinating).

Confidence can also change after surgery, often for the better.  Everyone is different and there is no guarantee.  In general, however, having more confidence leads people to become more proactive in finding a new job, a new partner or even travelling or trying a new course or a new hobby.

Good Posture After Breast Enlargement Surgery

Being more confident or more body-proud DOES change the posture.  Many patients stand up straighter after breast augmentation surgery.

If your breasts are too large or heavy, it can have a detrimental effect on your posture, so be sure to choose an implant size that is ‘reasonable’ and not too large.  Mr Maxwell is an expert at helping people envision what their breasts will look like after augmentation surgery, so you’ll get a sense of this either using bra sizers or possible 3D imaging as well as looking at before and after photos of breast enlargement surgery.

Breast Plastic Surgeons often note the same postural improvements with breast reduction surgery patients (i.e., better posture). So it may be that when YOU feel body-proud and body confident about your chest area or bra cup size, you suddenly stop scrunching over in an attempt to hide that area or draw attention away from that part of your body.

Will Breast Enlargement Surgery or a Breast Lift Improve Your Life if you have small, asymmetrical or droopy breasts?

How much impact your breast enlargement surgery has on your life is really up to you and what you expect. Keep your expectations realistic, and discuss these in-depth with your Surgeon and the patient care team so you stay grounded throughout your journey.

Discuss your size and shape preferences as well as if you want any surgery to alter the nipples (this is usually an additional procedure if desired, or part of a breast lift surgery or breast reduction). You are likely to; feel a surge in confidence, gain more fashion choices and gain appearance-self esteem after having breast enlargement surgery. However, every person is different.

Please Choose Your Surgeon Wisely

Not all Surgeons are equal. So, please be sure you understand the differences between a fully qualified Specialist Plastic Surgeon, and other doctors who may perform cosmetic procedures but not be FRACS, ISAPS or ASAPS qualified.

Further Reading about Breast Augmentation or Boob Job

Last updated: 28/04/2022
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Michelle Staughton
Michelle Staughton - Patient Liaison Manager at Coco Ruby Plastic Surgery in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. As a past patient, Michelle has insider knowledge of the journey our patients embark on. A busy mother of 3, and independent business owner, Michelle appreciates the organisation required to get things done in today’s hectic life. Her role as Patient Experience Manager Michelle is a great guide for your plastic surgery journey.

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Disclaimer: Results depend on individual patient circumstances and can vary significantly. Results may also be impacted by a variety of factors including your lifestyle, weight, nutritional intake and overall health. Consult your Specialist Plastic Surgeon for details. This information is general in nature and is not intended to be medical advice nor does it constitute a doctor-patient relationship. Surgery risks and complications will be covered in detail during a consultation with your Surgeon.