Top 5 Body Complaints: #1-Breasts too Small

Without a doubt, this is the most common body part complaint I hear.  Nationwide women express their sensitivities about their diminutive breast size to plastic surgeons.   Breast enlargement surgery is the most common cosmetic surgery procedure in the US according to The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, ASPS.  I find this true in my own practice, as well.

Current simplified surgery makes breast enlargement a straight forward procedure.  Through an inconspicuous 3/4 inch incision, a breast implant can be placed beneath the pectoralis muscle.  Size is determined by the patient.  Most of my patients have their pain controlled with a combination of Celebrex and Tylenol.  No drains or tubes are necessary.  I suggest not wearing a bra for about a week, in an effort to further reduce pain.  Breast augmentation surgery is a commonly requested procedure for the Mommy make-overs.  Patients often report a greater sense of positive body image and confidence following this surgery.

2 Responses to “Top 5 Body Complaints: #1-Breasts too Small”

  1. ThePowerofMyth Says:

    I personally used to have issues with my breasts. What use to always bother me is that they are different sizes. I really used to think that if I got them “fixed” to be the same size that somehow, someway my life would be easier or better. Luckily this thinking didn’t last long. I have now learned to love my breasts even though they are completely different from the ones I see on the media. They are not huge or the same size or anything else that the media tells me makes breasts so awesome.

    Yet I think my breasts are awesome anyway. I know that changing them wouldn’t magically fix my life. I do know however that learning to accept them for what they are has helped me a lot.

    I think its interesting that women feel so much more “confident” after this surgery.

    I wonder if this is because they get more male attention from having bigger breasts which leads to them being more confident. Or if having bigger breasts really does make them more confident without the male attention?

    If it is because of the increased male attention, then that is not really an increase in confidence or positive body image, because once the attention goes away so will their confidence and positive attitude.

    Real confidence and positive body image is waking up in the morning looking at yourself in the mirror and thinking wow I am beautiful because I am me, not because some guys are checking me out while I walk down the street.

  2. nipntuck Says:

    Thank you for your comments. Asymmetry is a common occurrence and I respect your decision to embrace feeling comfortable in your own body. While plastic surgery is not for everyone and it is certainly not the answer to every problem, it is an option worth considering for some women. Our documentary film “Restoring Jennifer” gives a personal account of a young mother wanting to restore her figure after pregnancy and nursing several children. As her story unfolds, she describes why she chose to have breast surgery.

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