Getting breast implants at my Columbia, MO, practice is one of the most commonly requested procedures. In fact, over 300,000 women in the U.S. just this past year opted for breast augmentation, making it the top cosmetic surgical procedure of 2017. What makes it so popular you might ask? There are several reasons that women choose to enhance their breasts.
Every woman has some degree of breast asymmetry. However, for some, it is much more obvious than for others. Significant breast asymmetry can make it difficult to find bras and clothes that fit correctly. Breast implants can correct this issue for women who are uncomfortable with the size disparity. Typically, I use 2 different sized implants to both even out and increase overall breast size. However, some patients simply want symmetrical breasts. In these cases, I use just one implant in the smaller breast.
Disproportionally Small Breasts
This is probably the most common reason women undergo breast augmentation. Many women are uncomfortable with the size of their breasts in relation to the rest of their bodies. A breast augmentation can help patients achieve a more womanly, hourglass figure. Women from their early 20s to late 50s and even 60s opt for breast enhancement for this reason. Age is typically not a factor in determining if you are a good candidate for breast augmentation. Your overall health is more of a factor in assessing if surgery is right for you.
Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy
Those who have gone through mastectomy, either to prevent or remove breast cancer, have the option of breast reconstruction. Understanding your options can help you through this difficult journey. Many women report that this reconstruction procedure signified restored their femininity and a sense of feeling whole again post-mastectomy.
Restoration After Pregnancy or Weight Loss
Weight loss and pregnancy can dramatically change your breasts. Additionally, often after nursing or losing significant weight, women lose volume in their breasts. Augmentation can improve volume, shape, and size for women who want to restore their pre-pregnancy or pre-weight loss breasts. I recommend that patients wait until they are done having children and are at a stable weight before scheduling their procedure.
For many, the decision comes down to the issue of confidence, and the results speak for themselves—97% of RealSelf users report breast augmentation is worth it. Every woman deserves to feel beautiful and confident about her appearance. Remember that getting this procedure is a decision you must make for yourself—it’s your body!
To get a better idea about your potential with breast augmentation, visit our gallery of real patient photos. If you are ready to discuss your options, request a consultation online or give us a call at (572) 443-5500.