A major issue for many women is the size and shape of their breasts because it contributes to their self-image of femininity and sexuality. This is often conditioned by media as well as the reactions of other people, but regardless it has a significant impact on how they perceive themselves.
As a result, an increasing number of women are opting for breast augmentation, also known as “boob jobs.” This is when implants are placed behind existing breast tissue via a small incision. According to the website of Bergman & Folkers Plastic Surgery, it is a relatively minor operation with significant psychological benefits, and because of improvements in technology there are few postoperative risks involved.
Breast augmentation is not a new concept; it has been around in the US for more than 40 years. The media has made much of reports of its adverse side effects that it has acquired an unsavory reputation, but in fact these are rare cases that in no way represent the majority of breast augmentation cases. Nevertheless, breast augmentation is not for everyone.
Most women believe that breast augmentation is the way to achieve perfection in their physical appearance, and they will be doomed to disappointment. Breast augmentation can certainly improve your appearance but there are many other factors to consider before you can achieve your ideal image, whatever that may be. Unrealistic expectations make you a poor candidate for breast augmentation.
Lifestyle may also be an impediment to successful breast augmentation, or any other cosmetic surgery for that matter. Ideal candidates for any procedure should be physically and mentally healthy before undergoing a procedure. Poor health can significantly affect the outcome as well as prolong post-surgical recovery. Some of these factors include:
- Physical Activity
- Smoking Habits
- Alcohol Consumption
- Sleep Habits
- Exposure to Sun
- Stress Levels
- Coping Mechanisms
A competent plastic surgeon will discuss these with their patients during their initial consultations. Some will be advised against breast augmentation because they do not meet the requisite standards.