It’s a fact: Breast augmentation surgery is the number one cosmetic surgery in the U.S. It is also a serious decision for most women. And the media outrage over implants as high school graduation gifts is difficult to ignore.
Recent studies have pointed to the need for careful screening by surgeons and to greater self-awareness among women before breast augmentation surgery.
If you are considering breast augmentation surgery, take a few minutes and ask yourself why.
- Are you considering surgery because of a body image issue and not because you lack self-esteem or self-worth
- Is it because you have always wanted larger breasts and you feel like they will enhance your natural beauty?
- Do you want your breasts to look more normal and to look better in clothes or a bathing suit?
If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, that’s wonderful!
However…If you are considering breast augmentation surgery for the wrong reasons, you might want to think again.
- Do you have issues with self-esteem or self-worth?
Positive self-esteem and self-worth come from within. Some women believe that a thin body, a straight nose or larger breasts will give them the self-esteem they lack.
- Are you doing this for another person? Do you want male attention and approval?
This is major surgery, on your body. Doing it for someone else may cause emotional problems and resentment. If your current love interest wishes you had larger breasts, think again before you have breast augmentation surgery. If you have doubts about having larger breasts or the surgery itself, don’t do it.
- Do you think larger breasts will make you happier?
Sometimes people who suffer from extreme sadness look for ‘quick fixes’ as ways to make them feel better. If you struggle with depression, plastic surgery won’t ‘fix’ the problem. Breast augmentation surgery is designed to enhance your appearance; it is not designed to enhance your mood.
To learn more and to discuss any questions or concerns you may have, schedule a consultation with Dr. Dunn today!