When we think of breast surgery, odds are your mind automatically drifts to Hollywood A-listers, and which ones have recently undergone a breast enhancement procedure.
The truth, however, is that the vast majority of women who opt for breast surgery are completely normal women – just like you!
Mums, young women, middle-aged women… the spectrum is vast!
What’s more, in many cases, their reasons for choosing breast surgery stretch beyond looks. In fact, many of the reasons are extremely relatable!
Have you thought about breast surgery? Does the stigma scare you away? Here are some of the more common (and truly relatable) reasons that women consider breast surgery.
1) Boost their self-esteem and self-confidence
Appearances aren’t everything, true – when it comes to self-esteem and confidence however, there’s no denying that it has a role to play!
Your appearance directly affects your confidence and self-esteem. Being satisfied with your physical appearance is directly tied to how comfortable and confident you feel.
Whether it’s a breast augmentation, reduction or reconstruction, for many women, breast surgery can help you unlock a permanent confidence boost.
And what’s not to love about a confident woman? Enough said!
2) Restore breast appearance after pregnancy and breastfeeding
We’re not going to beat around the bush: pregnancy puts a lot of pressure on your body.
The physical strain that comes with carrying and delivering a child, as well as the unique hormones created during pregnancy result in physical changes which can lead to some mums feeling a bit unhappy with their post-pregnancy look.
The breasts in particular are especially hard-hit. And unfortunately for some women, their breasts never regain their prenatal shape.
Breast surgery can help correct drooping or a loss in breast volume following pregnancy. As such, it’s a very popular procedure for mums who wish to start looking a little more like they did pre-pregnancy.
3) Restore their body following surgery or disease
Some women may have to undergo a mastectomy due to serious health conditions, or opt for this surgery from a preventative point of view. In other cases, surgeries can leave unsightly scar tissue near or on your breasts.
In either case, your breasts can be left disfigured, scarred or even completely lost.
Needless to say, this can have a dramatic effect on your self-confidence, daily activities, and social life.
Thankfully, modern breast reconstruction procedures are able to restore your breasts to their previous appearance and size. This type of breast surgery is a popular choice for women who’ve recently undergone a masectomy or been treated for some other serious illness.
4) To fix asymmetrical breasts
Unequal breast size is another common reasons why some women opt to go “under the knife.”
Believe it or not, breast asymmetry affects over half of all women (though in most cases the difference is minor and hardly noticeable).
Instances where the difference is more pronounced however can lead to several problems.
These range from self-esteem and confidence issues all the way down to practical problems such as trying to find a bra or top that fits!
As such, breast surgery can be tailored to help align your breast size and help create a more balanced bustline.
5) To maintain their youthful looks
New wrinkles, grey hairs: growing older comes with a range of changes to your appearance, all of which can affect your self-confidence and body image.
Case-in-point: sagging breasts.
Sagging breasts are a common sight as you grow older, and is caused by changes in your hormone levels and reduced elasticity in your body. This naturally results in your breasts slowly losing their firmness and fullness.
Many women choose to undergo breast lifts or breast augmentation to maintain the shape of their breasts and stave off the signs of aging.
6) Breast reduction surgery for comfort
While your mind may often just to increasing one’s cup size when you think of the term “breast surgery”, it’s just as common to receive requests for breast reduction surgery.
That’s because having breasts that are too large comes with a range of unexpected health problems and ailments:
- Postural problems
- Neck and back pain
- Embarrassment and discomfort
- Difficulty finding clothes that fit
As such, many women with larger chests opt for breast reduction surgery to avoid these problems and find comfort.
Find out more about breast reduction surgery in this informative blog post.
7) After weight loss
So you’ve decided to make some changes and to embark on a weight loss journey – great! You’re making a fantastic decision for your health, and this effort should be commended.
The thing that many don’t consider however is that a common side-effect of weight loss is loose skin. That’s because the skin doesn’t always snap back into place once you start shedding kilos – older people in particular have less elastic skin overall, which results in excess, loose skin.
And with a considerable amount of the breast being composed of fat, it should come as no surprise that breasts are often left saggy following a successful weight-loss program.
A great solution here is either breast implant surgery or a breast lift – or both!
Thinking about breast surgery in Cairns?
Have you been thinking about breast surgery? Want to know which procedure is best for the outcomes you’d like to achieve? Not sure where to start?
We always recommend prospective clients take advantage of our FREE appointments with a Cairns Plastic Surgery nurse. During this no-string chat, you can come in, meet some of the team, and see our clinic.
We’ll also sit down with you to learn about your lifestyle, your concerns, and what kind of breast surgery could be most suitable for you. It’s a great step to take as it arms you with information that’ll help you make the right decision!
Would you like to learn more about Cairns Plastic Surgery?
- Meet our friendly and compassionate team
- Learn all about Dr Isolde Hertess’ history and vast experience
- Explore our various breast surgeries (including augmentation, lift, and reduction)
Led by Dr Hertess, Cairns Plastic Surgery is proud to bring a uniquely female perspective to your breast procedure.
Combine that with decades of experience and you can rest easy knowing you’ll be supported and looked not only during your surgery, but beyond – throughout the entire experience.