When it comes to breast augmentation, there are right and wrong reasons for having the procedure done. If you're considering breast implants, ask yourself, "Are you doing it to save a relationship?" "Are you doing it because you've been depressed, and you think the surgery will bring you out of it?" "Are you doing it because your significant other wants you to?"
If you answered yes to any of the questions above, you want the surgery for all the wrong reasons.
Plastic surgery of any kind will not bring you out of a depression or save a relationship. Undergo this surgery only if you want it for yourself, and for the right reasons. Plastic surgery can make you feel better about your appearance, but it will not change who you are on the inside.
The majority of people who choose elective surgery simply want to improve a specific area of their body or face. Plastic surgery can make you feel more confident in your appearance, and can boost your self-esteem, but it is not a cure-all for depression, nor is it an instant-fix for relationship troubles.
Things to Consider Before Your Breast Augmentation Consultation
Most women elect to have breast augmentation to:
- Regain lost volume after pregnancy and/or breastfeeding
- Regain lost volume due to weight loss
- Increase the size of very small breasts
- Correct asymmetry (breasts that are different sizes)
Small-breasted women may want larger breasts to help them feel sexier, as well as to fill out clothes (including bikinis and lingerie) better. Larger breasts may make them feel more womanly, and less inhibited during intimate situations.
Pregnancy, breastfeeding, and weight loss can take a toll on your breasts, often leaving them deflated and without volume. Breast implants can restore that lost volume. Breast lifts are needed in these types of cases sometimes, but not always.
A small percentage of women have asymmetrical breasts, and breast implants can even this out, making it possible for women to wear any type of clothing they want without the worry of padding, etc.
Are You a Candidate for Breast Implant Surgery?
Watch this short video below by JBI plastic surgeon Dr. Jennifer Walden to learn more about whether you are a good candidate for a breast augmentation.
Updated May 2017