Reasons for Breast EnhancementThe breasts have long been thought of as a sign of a woman’s femininity. It should come as no surprise then that many women who are unhappy with the appearance of their breasts choose to undergo breast enhancement surgery. By doing so, these women often report feeling happier and more confident in how they look and feel in their bodies.

As a leading plastic surgeon, Dr. Joseph Michaels has met with hundreds of women over the years looking to improve the appearance of their breasts. In this blog post, he shares four common reasons why women undergo breast enhancement.

To Boost the Breast Size

Whether it’s for a noticeable boost in size or a subtle increase, many women choose breast augmentation surgery to attain the breast size they have always desired. Some women want fuller breasts that are proportionate to their curvaceous figure while other women want bigger breasts to complement their thin and fit physique. In any case, many women find that they are able to enjoy shopping for clothes more or simply feel more confident because they have the breasts they have always desired.

To Eliminate Discomfort from Overly Large Breasts

It is common for women with overly large breasts to experience back and neck pains because of the weight of their breasts. They may have trouble exercising or moving comfortably because of their heavy breasts. It is also common for women with large breasts to feel self-conscious about their breasts and bodies. They may feel embarrassed because their breasts garner unwanted attention or self-conscious because they feel their breasts are not proportionate to the rest of their bodies. Breast reduction surgery resizes the breasts to a size the patient feels happy and comfortable with. Following surgery, women feel more confident about their appearance and many have immediate improvement in their musculoskeletal pain complaints. It’s not uncommon for Dr. Michaels’ patients to say, “I can’t believe I waited this long to have this procedure.”

To Perk Sagging Breasts

Breast ptosis (breast sag) has several causes, including aging, pregnancy, genetics, and weight fluctuations. For women who are unhappy with their sagging, drooping breasts, breast lift surgery can be performed. The procedure repositions and reshapes the breast to a higher position on the chest wall, resulting in a younger-looking, perkier appearance. During the procedure, the plastic surgeon can also move downward-pointing nipples to a higher position on the breasts. For patients that desire an increase in breast volume, breast lift surgery can be combined with breast augmentation to provide patients with the breast size and shape they desire.

To Fix Asymmetry

Some women seek breast enhancement because they dislike the asymmetry between their breasts. Having breasts that are different cup sizes can make shopping for well-fitted bras and clothing difficult and even frustrating. It can also affect a woman’s self-confidence and self-image. Depending on the patient’s anatomy and aesthetic goals, breast augmentation, breast reduction or breast lift surgery can be performed to bring balance to the breasts.

The Bottom Line

When considering a breast enhancement procedure, it is important to remember that the surgery is a personalized treatment customized to fit the needs and goals of each individual patient. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your breasts, schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Joseph Michaels today. During your initial consultation, he will discuss your goals with you as well as evaluate the anatomy of your breasts and body figure to design a proper treatment plan for you. Please call our Bethesda office at (301) 468-5991 or our Fairfax office at (703) 957-8610.

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