As one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed around the world, breast augmentation has a long history of success. But why does this surgery continue to be so popular, year after year? The answer may be in its immediate and lasting effects that can benefit a wide variety of women.
Implants are tailored for each woman
Breast augmentation can improve many different shapes and sizes of breasts. Each woman has her own wishes and desires when it comes to her ideal figure, and breast augmentation — when performed by a qualified plastic surgeon — can be tailored specifically for your shape. It’s not a one-size-fits-all surgery, and with a customized approach, each patient can enjoy a balanced, beautiful look that is just right for her body.
Some of the most common reasons for women to choose breast augmentation include:
- To increase the size of breasts that have always been small, or breasts that never fully developed
- To correct asymmetry between the breasts (this is a very common condition)
- To add fullness and volume back after weight loss, pregnancy, or aging
- To enhance cleavage and youthfulness by “filling in” the upper part of the breast
- To provide balance to a figure that is fuller in the hips and thighs, but small in the bust
- To give a more feminine, curvy look in swimsuits and stylish clothes
Studies have shown real benefits
A survey published in the medical journal for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons revealed that 98 percent of women were pleased with their results after breast augmentation surgery. In addition, patients rated their post-surgical pain as a mere 5.9 out of 10 possible points, and most women were back to work within a week.
Perhaps one of the most notable benefits of this survey is the psychological effect of breast augmentation. Prior to surgery, 86 percent of these same women said they felt “self-conscious” about their breasts. After the surgery, 92 percent of the women reported an increase in self-esteem.
In addition, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reports that a number of breast augmentation patients also report increased satisfaction with their sex lives, which may be a result of increased confidence in one’s own body image and self-confidence. These factors carry over into other aspects of daily life, including the relationship with a partner or spouse.
Breast augmentation at Monarch
The benefits of breast augmentation surgery can create a lasting impact on your life. If you’re unhappy with the size and shape of your breasts, talk with a board certified plastic surgeon to learn more about your breast augmentation options, and what will work best for you.
Are you interested in improving the appearance of your silhouette through breast augmentation surgery? Request a consultation with Monarch Plastic Surgery, or call us today at (913) 663-3838 for our Leawood and Lansing offices, or at (816) 436-3262 for our North Kansas City location to learn more about your options for plastic surgery.