Women who undergo plastic surgery do it for different reasons. Some go through it as a reconstructive procedure after treatment for a medical condition, while many others do it for aesthetic goals.
A number of celebrities have been known to undergo breast augmentation, and while many prefer to keep mum about their experience, others proudly proclaim how the procedure has helped improved their self-image. An article on elective surgery forum RealSelf.com features five of the latter: Brooke Burke-Charvet, Dolly Parton, Kris Jenner, Kelly Rowland, and Dayna Devon.
Improved Self Image
Psychology experts cite studies which show the generally positive effects of plastic surgery on patients. In particular, breast augmentation was shown to have resulted in positive outcomes on patients’ self-confidence and self-esteem.
A survey conducted by Realself.com also revealed other positive effects of breast augmentation, particularly the improvement in the sex life of those who went through the procedure. It is a change which plastic surgeons attribute to the increased self-confidence in patients.
The positive effect on attitude is exemplified by Kelly Rowland, as she was quoted on the RealSelf.com article:
“The decision was 10 years in the making, so I’m comfortable talking about it,” she said. “It’s something I really wanted to do for myself — not for a man, not for work, for myself. And I love them!”
Breast augmentation is also done to correct certain genetic imperfections, such as asymmetrical breasts, and micromastia—a condition where the breasts didn’t fully develop. In enhancing the appearance of those with these conditions, the procedure also helps in improving their self-esteem.
Mothers may also experience lowered self-esteem, especially after several births, and dream of getting back their old figures. A set of procedures collectively known as “mommy makeovers” has been designed for mothers to help reverse the effects of childbirth on their bodies. These procedures include tummy tucks, liposuctions, and breast augmentations.
Breast Augmentation Candidacy
Locals who are thinking of getting a breast augmentation in Baltimore can consult qualified plastic surgeons like Jeffrey Schreiber, MD of the Baltimore Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Center. The initial consultations between doctor and patient are very important as it will help both understand the reasons why the patient is getting the surgery, and what her expectations are.
Surgeons will evaluate if a person is a good Baltimore breast augmentation candidate, and will help the patient set realistic goals for the procedure. While breast augmentation and other plastic surgery procedures have significant positive effects on a woman’s well-being, those seeking these procedure should also realize that it should not be seen as the solution to all their problems.
(Source: Five Celebs Who Love Their Breast Implants, Realself.com)