Most people would agree that women with underdeveloped or smaller breasts generally wish they were larger. The surprising part is why. While vanity does play a role in breast augmentation the fundamental reasons go much deeper. Women who perceive small breasts as a significant figure flaw confide to investigators that it impacts on multiple aspects of their lives.
According to a study in the July 2012 issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), a professional organization to which I’ve belonged for more than two decades, women undergoing breast augmentation report they’ve experienced significant improvement in several key facets of life including social and intimate happiness. The ASPS BREAST-Q® questionnaire inquired about six areas: satisfaction with breasts and overall outcome; psychosocial, sexual, and physical well-being; and care provided by their surgeon. Forty-one women completed the questionnaire six months before and after undergoing cosmetic breast augmentation with implants. Significant improvement in three out of the six areas was indicated: satisfaction with breasts, psychosocial well-being, and sexual well-being.
At the Robert Zubowski MD Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Paramus, NJ we establish a deep rapport with patients, helping them to achieve their cosmetic surgery goals. During our initial consultation we discuss and compare the size, feel and shape of your implants, and lay out any risks or complications. For example, many of my younger patients express concern that implants will inhibit nursing. Generally, it has no impact. Others ask about the implants interfering with routine mammograms. Implants installed under the guidance of a fully experience board-certified plastic surgeon should not present problems in subsequent readings.
If you would like to explore the possibility of obtaining the breast augmentation that you’ve always wanted, now is the best time. Just have our office manager schedule your consultation.