As we get older, our bodies naturally change. Aside from the aging process, other factors such as heredity, health complications, and work requirements contribute to a body image that’s less than what we hoped for.
The trouble is, a negative body image promotes low self-esteem and has a damaging effect on self-confidence. When these two factors are dampened, they have the potential to negatively affect all aspects of life, including work, family interaction, and more. If you’re experiencing feelings of low self-confidence and low self-esteem based on your body image, now is the time to seriously consider breast augmentation.
What Is Breast Augmentation?
This body sculpting surgery focuses on increasing the size, shape, and fullness of the breasts. It also contributes to better body balance, and other benefits.
According to a study by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (APS), nearly 98 percent of respondents reported high satisfaction with the results they experienced following breast augmentation surgery. The survey canvassed 225 women over a five-year period. Participants were interviewed about their opinions on topics such as recovery, results, complications, and the positive psychological effects they felt post-surgery.
What Are the Benefits?
Along with the confidence boost and overall satisfaction as reported in the survey, respondents also cited marked increases to their self-esteem and body image.
Beyond those positive benefits, many patients reported an improved body balance, and a feeling of finally being comfortable in their own skin.
For women with underdeveloped breasts (a condition known as micromastia), the surgery can improve the look and feel of the breast tissue. For women who have asymmetrical breasts, the surgery can create a more symmetrical and even look and feel to the breasts, which also boosts confidence and self-esteem.
Body confidence goes beyond merely liking how you look in a mirror. A 2012 report by Simply Psychology found there’s a direct link between low self-esteem and poor health. So, when you feel uncomfortable in your own skin or otherwise down in the dumps, you’re actually harming your health!
Who Is the Ideal Candidate?
Simply stated, the best candidate for breast augmentation is anyone who wants to improve the size and shape of their breasts! Patients vary from 18-year-olds, to new mothers, to those who’ve recently experienced significant weight loss and seek a boost in body image. All ages and body types can potentially benefit from this surgery.
In addition, this surgery can be paired with other body sculpting, if you’re considering multiple self-improvement options.
However, it’s important to first begin an honest discussion with your doctor about your goals. Include such details as medical history and more. Contact us today to begin your body sculpting journey!