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The Psychological Benefits of Breast Enhancement

Psychological Benefits of Breast Augmentation - ShumwayIf the popularity of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is any indication, achieving an anatomical ideal is highly valued in our society. Breast enhancement surgery is the most popular cosmetic procedure in the U.S., with more than 200,000 operations performed last year. While many women undergo a breast enhancement expecting to achieve a more symmetrical figure, to look better in a bikini, or to restore their pre-baby bodies after a pregnancy, few realize that the benefits of breast enhancement go beyond an improved physical appearance.

Women who undergo a breast enhancement procedure will almost always state that their surgery provided psychological benefits as well.  A breast enhancement procedure can:

Boost your self-esteem

Women who are dissatisfied with their body image, whether due to underdeveloped breasts, asymmetrical breasts, or changes in breast size after pregnancy or weight loss, often have a drastic increase in self-esteem following breast enhancement. In fact, 92 percent of the women studied in the ASPS survey said they experienced a significant boost in how confident they felt about their bodies post-surgery.

Improve your sex life

Women who feel better about their bodies after a breast enhancement will naturally carry that confidence into other areas of their lives – including the bedroom. In a study by the University of Florida, researchers studied a group of women between the ages of 21 and 57 before and after their breast augmentation surgeries. After the operation, the patients reported an 81 percent improvement in sexual arousal, a 78.6 percent increase in sexual desire, and a 57 percent boost in sexual satisfaction.

Enhance your quality of life

In another study by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, researchers used the validated BREAST-Q© survey to get women’s perspectives on their quality of life following breast enhancement. Of the 611 women queried, scores for satisfaction (on a 100-point scale) increased from 25 prior to surgery to about 80 afterwards. The degree in improvements in quality of life were reported as comparable to those in patients who have undergone major orthopedic surgeries, such as total hip replacement.

We’re proud to offer breast enhancement in San Diego

Every woman has a right to feel beautiful and confident in her own skin. If you’re dissatisfied with the size or shape of your breasts and are considering breast enhancement surgery to boost your self-esteem and improve your quality of life, contact us.

At Shumway Cosmetic Surgery, we are committed to excellence and quality care for patients who desire breast enhancement in San Diego. In our practice, Dr. Shumway consults with each patient individually to discuss her aesthetic goals and expectations before recommending the implant size, shape, and approach that will provide the best results.

With over 11 years of surgical training and 12 additional years of breast enhancement experience, you can feel confident in your decision to choose Dr. Shumway to provide you with the body of your dreams. Call us today to schedule your consultation.



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