The Psychological Benefits of a Breast Augmentation

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Posted: August 14, 2013

If you have ever watched television or flipped through a magazine, you might have noticed all the ads aimed at improving men’s sexuality issues. However, what is not advertised is the ways women can improve their own sexual concerns and self- esteem. At the University of Florida, associate professor Cynthia Figueroa-Hass conducted a study to show that breast augmentation can be an effective to improve both sexuality and self-esteem in women. In the study, 84 women (who did not initially have necessarily low self-esteem or sexual functioning) were asked to rate how their new breast implants impacted their lives. Almost all the women found that after the surgery they had an increase in arousal and sexual desire. Figueroa-Hass points to this data as proof that cosmetic breast surgery can be an answer for those women who are suffering from sexual issues and low self-esteem relating to their body image.

For a long time now, there has been a preconceived notion about women who chose breast augmentation surgery. Some medical professionals look down on it as a bad or reckless choice. However, the medical community instead should be supportive of women who seek to improve their sexual life or self-esteem. Many women look to have breast implants put in after they lose a substantial amount of weight. After weight loss, breasts can shrink or become asymmetrical and uneven. Changes due to pregnancy or other weight loss can often cause women to go in for a breast consultation. Additionally, women who have small or sagging breasts find cosmetic breast surgery to be beneficial.

Although it will help improve self-esteem, a breast augmentation won’t solve deeper psychological problems. If you have in the past or are currently experiencing any mental instability, it would be best to talk to your doctor first before going ahead with a breast augmentation. With this having been said, most women who have cosmetic breast surgery performed feel that the surgery’s benefits far out weigh any downsides. If you are interested in learning more about cosmetic breast surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Hyman to talk personally with him about your specific needs.

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