5 Reasons Women Choose to Have Breast Implants

Posted on October 9, 2015 by: Dr. Ronald DeMars

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The overriding reason that most patients choose breast augmentation surgery has to do with body image and self-esteem, and is rarely just to be large-breasted. There are several distinct subcategories that lead to the desire for this body change.

1 – Incomplete Breast Development
This is the main driving force for most younger patients (those in their 20’s). Some women just don’t undergo much breast development, for whatever reason, and are left with a relatively flat contour thus not developing the curves that make them feel as feminine as they would like. In addition, these patients have trouble wearing many of the more flattering clothing styles and swimsuits that are fashionable in their age group.

2 – Body Changes from Pregnancy
The largest demographic choosing breast augmentation in the U.S. is the 30-39 year olds. Their primary reasons for seeking surgery are loss of volume and/or loss of shape of the breasts after one or more pregnancies. These women are simply looking to regain what they have lost. This is why the Mommy Makeover procedure is popular, as it includes a restorative breast surgery, and a tummy tuck or other body contouring procedures.

3 – Confidence and Self Esteem
In many cases a woman will find her upper torso and lower torso just don’t match, or seem unbalanced. These patients will universally comment on their increased sense of confidence and self-esteem when a breast augmentation improves the overall balance of their figure.

4 – Asymmetry
In every case there will normally be one or more small differences between any woman’s breasts, but sometime this asymmetry is too much. A breast augmentation allows the volumes to be adjusted to a more normal and personally satisfying look.

5 – Weight Loss
Many women get to a point in their life where they want to get back into shape with a program of diet and exercise but find, as they get more fit, the breast volume may be diminished. They often seek a modest size increase to maintain their upper body curves.

When Should You Get a Breast Augmentation?

In the breast augmentation video below, Dr. DeMars gives advice on the best time to get a breast augmentation:

Dr. Ron DeMars has been providing breast enlargement procedures in Portland, Oregon for more than 30 years and understands each woman’s unique desire for breast implants. If you’re considering breast augmentation, a consultation with Dr. DeMars will give you the chance to discuss your aesthetic goals and learn the details of the procedure as well as what you need to know before breast augmentation.