While true beauty stems from well below the skin, it’s incredibly common to struggle with self-appreciation if you don’t like your outward appearance. Sometimes this is something you can fix on your own – we all know that feeling of renewed confidence after getting a haircut or dropping a few tick marks on the scale. But in other cases, your concerns might be ones that are beyond your control. If you look in the mirror every day and wish that your breasts were larger, rounder or more symmetrical, you might be feeling stuck with a body you don’t love. You might also be relieved to hear that a breast augmentation surgery is designed to address all of these concerns. If you’re interested in finding out more about the host of benefits that this surgery can have for your body and your self-confidence, read on – or consider scheduling a breast augmentation consultation with a plastic surgeon near you.
Balance Body Proportions
Everyone is born with a natural body type. The ratios of your shoulders, waist and hips; where you carry body fat and build muscle; your height, your inseam, your shoe size – these and other characteristics all come together to determine your overall body shape. For women, breast size is similarly defined by genetic factors and can play an essential role in body proportions. If you have naturally small breasts, you might feel as though other parts of your body look larger or less defined than they really are by comparison. A breast augmentation can particularly help if:
- You carry weight around your abdomen or hips
- You identify as an “apple” or “pear” shape
- You are tall and wide-shouldered with small breasts
- You have a short torso or high waist
By helping you choose implants that are the right size, shape and lift for your body and by placing them in the right position, your surgeon can make sure that your results highlight your best features. Some benefits of having breasts that are proportional to the rest of your body include:
- Improved waistline definition
- Even hip and chest proportions
- Appearance of a longer torso
- Visually smaller belly
- Breast size that matches overall body size
Restore Breast Size, Shape and Symmetry
Sometimes, dissatisfaction with your breast size begins as life events cause unwanted changes to your body. All women experience some degree of breast sagging, volume loss or asymmetry over time, but when these changes occur to a noticeable degree, it can be frustrating to feel as though you aren’t in control of the way you look. Whether you used to love your body and have lost your self-confidence, or whether you want to love your body now but struggle to do so because of your breasts, there are many ways a breast augmentation can help. In particular, a breast augmentation might benefit:
- Women who are unhappy with the volume of one or both breasts after puberty
- Mastectomy patients
- Mothers who are post-pregnancy and post-breastfeeding
- Women who have undergone significant weight loss
- Older women whose breasts have begun to lose volume or lift
In these cases, breast augmentation involves much more than simply enlarging the breasts. The implants you choose will determine a number of different factors in your breasts’ appearance, including:
- Projection from the chest wall
- Similarity in size and shape
- Volume distribution (upper vs. lower fullness)
You’ll work closely with your surgeon to learn more about the different types of implants and the results they produce. Breast augmentation is a customizable procedure, so you can achieve results that provide the kind of look you are hoping for and address any unique concerns you may have.
Ask almost any plastic surgeon, and they will tell you that one of the best parts of the job is seeing the difference that cosmetic surgery can make in someone’s life. Sometimes, a patient who is otherwise very happy can feel like there is that one thing about their appearance that they just can’t stop thinking about – whether it’s their nose, their facial wrinkles or their breasts, it can seem as though it’s standing in the way of complete self-confidence. The goal of any plastic surgeon is to help you address or fix these concerns so that you can love yourself without feeling distracted by the way you look.
Surgeons who perform breast augmentations strive to create new breasts that you love and that make your whole body look its best. We want you to be able to look in the mirror and see proportions and curves that make you feel confident, sexy, empowered and beautiful, instead of seeing a body shape that leaves you frustrated or unhappy. Aside from the physical benefits of the surgery, you can enjoy improved self-confidence that also comes with a host of other benefits, possibly including:
- More positive outlook on life
- Increased motivation to work out or follow a healthy diet
- Excitement to wear different types of clothing
- More interest in social activities
If you want to love your body but aren’t happy with the size or shape of your breasts, a breast augmentation might be right for you. This surgery can benefit women with many different concerns and body types, but perhaps its most important benefit is that you can once again feel good about your breasts and your whole body. You should always be able to love every part of your body, and breast augmentation can make that possible. Learn more about the procedure by contacting a board-certified plastic surgeon near you and scheduling a consultation appointment.
Dr. Elizabeth Hall-Findlay has been practicing plastic surgery in Banff since 1983. I am fortunate that I have always truly enjoyed my profession,” said Dr. Hall-Findlay. “I love the design element in plastic surgery.” She has had extensive training in both aesthetic (cosmetic) and reconstructive surgery in both Canada and the United States. Dr. Hall-Findlay completed her plastic surgery residency in San Francisco and New York City. She is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC) and she is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.