In 2014, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported that there were over 420,000 breast enhancement procedures performed on women all across the United States. From breast augmentation to breast lift and reduction, there are several breast procedures that can help women achieve the look that works best for their body. The best thing about breast enhancement procedures is that it doesn’t discriminate based on age. From high school graduation gifts to post-pregnancy revival, there are many motivations women have for wanting a breast enhancement procedures and I wanted to share some of the benefits many of my breast patients have experienced once they have their new, or newly restored, breasts.
As a double-board certified plastic surgeon, I’ve had the pleasure of working with many breast enhancement patients, of a wide range of ages, who come into their consultation with a general idea of what they want: bigger, higher, proportionate, smaller, you name it. I like to use the consultation time to really dig deep into the motivations behind an elective cosmetic plastic surgery procedure so I can get a good idea of the goals of the patient. Then together we figure out the best way to help them achieve that goal. For example, there may be times when a patient comes into my office thinking they need a breast reduction to address their sagging breasts when in reality a breast lift could help make the breasts perkier in proportion to their body.
For some, padded push up bras and inserts are the preferred route for increasing the bust’s size; for others, breast procedures offer a longer-lasting solution. If you’ve been an A cup your whole life and want to toss the padded bras or baggy shirts to hide, breast augmentation may be your saving grace. If you’re finding yourself growing tired of being weighed down by breasts that are way too big for your frame and wanting to actually get through a workout without wearing two sports bras for stability, consider a breast reduction. For those of you that’re stuck somewhere in the middle and wondering what benefits there are to having a breast procedure in general, give yourself a “self-test” and consider which factors below resonate the most with your wants for your breasts:
The bottom line is this, the reason for wanting to have a plastic surgery procedure should be a personal one that is all your own! Of course it’s nice to have the encouragement from our loved ones but it’s not the most important feature; achieving your own goal in a way that makes you feel the best in your own skin is what I hope for and always strive to help each of my patients accomplish. If you’re interested in discussing any of the breast procedures I perform, please don’t hesitate to contact Southern Plastic Surgery, P.C. For the most up-to-date plastic surgery news, be sure to connect with me, Dr. David Whiteman, on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.