There are generally three groups of women who frequently consider Breast Augmentation:
- Nature “missed a beat” during breast development: This usually occurs during puberty where the breasts may not develop at all or only develop slightly, resulting in a “bowling pin” type of a look. Apart from making one feel inadequate because there is a disconnect between the narrower chest to the wider hips, it also makes it diﬃcult buying clothes that ﬁt. Some people revert to using ﬁllers and enhancers, but these techniques never seem to compensate, are temporary measures, and they never feel like a natural part of you in the same way as breast augmentation. Breasts can also develop unevenly during puberty, causing both diﬃculty in buying and wearing clothes, as well as, making one feel abnormal or like a “freak”.
- Nature “took a toll” during pregnancy and breastfeeding: During these times, the breast enlarges and deﬂates repeatedly. This cycle stretches the breast skin especially in the lower pole, resulting in stretch marks. After breastfeeding, the breast tissue itself may “melt away” (especially in the upper pole), sometimes to a size less than before pregnancy. However, the skin never shrinks back to its original size, therefore, the breasts will appear saggy (think of the skin like an overstretched elastic band which frays at the edges). This is where a breast augmentation and/or a breast lift (mastopexy) can be of great beneﬁt to restore the shape, size, and contour of the breasts to the pre-pregnancy state.
- Nature “didn’t match desires” of women who want to enhance the shape and appearance of their breasts: Some women want to be the best version of themselves. Others have underdeveloped breasts or have uneven breasts that makes buying clothes difficult. While other women want to “marry” or improve the balance between their chest with their hips. Breast augmentation to enhance the chest further or balance the hips can make an enormous diﬀerence to ones’ body shape and self-esteem.
Women who fall into any one of the above groups have every right to want to optimise any aspect of their breast appearance. If this involves breast augmentation, then she needs to also think about:
These factors will be individually discussed in subsequent blog posts. Remember that no choice is perfect and that every choice has trade-offs (you need to know them) as well as beneﬁts. Therefore, choose carefully.
Question: What are your reasons for wanting to have Breast Augmentation? You can leave a comment below.