Does undergoing breast surgery equate to narcissism, appearance-obsession or self-absorption? Or could there be other medical reasons to it?
Read on to find out more!
Breast augmentation is a very popular procedure for many women in Asia, especially in countries like Philippines, Thailand and Singapore. It is a cosmetic surgery procedure to increase breast size and enhance breast shape, typically through the placement of silicone or saline breast implants. This form of cosmetic surgery is designed to make the breast fuller and larger, and has been available for a number of decades. The ultimate goal of breast enhancement is to build up a patient’s natural proportions and create a more symmetrical, constructively satisfactory breast profile. The exact procedure is tailored to meet a woman’s individual needs and satisfactions.
For decades, there has been a stigmatized opinion formed in the society regarding breast enhancement surgery. Many people believe that the only reason why women choose to undergo surgery is because they are vain/bimbo and are only concerned about their own aesthetic appearance. It is true that vanity is amongst one of the many reasons why women would opt for a breast augmentation surgery. However, such blanket statement is a bad representation for women who might have undergone the surgery due to other reasons.
In every breast surgery there is an untold story and here are some other reasons why women would opt for a breast surgery aside form vanity:
Breast cancer patients undergoing breast reconstruction
A breast cancer diagnosis can be devastating. In addition to dealing with the prospect of battling cancer, a woman may be facing the loss of part or all of her breasts.
Facing a mastectomy. A mastectomy is a surgical procedure that removes the entire breast, usually including the nipple and areola, in order to treat or prevent breast cancer. It can be emotionally draining for many women. Fortunately, breast reconstruction surgery can reshape the breasts, so they regain their form after cancer treatment.
This reconstruction process can help a woman find her self-confidence again and feel better during her cancer recovery.
The aim of breast reconstruction is to create a breast shape that looks as natural as possible and to try to match the breast on the other side in size, shape and position. However, even with the best outcome, there will be differences between the remaining breast and the reconstructed one, and sometimes surgery on the other side can help. This can be done at the same time as the reconstruction, but waiting for the reconstruction to heal and settle into position may be better.
Women who wish to Make natural out of Asymmetrical breasts
Breast asymmetry refers to when one breast is a different size or shape than the other. It may result from growth disturbances or from a range of acquired conditions. Breasts that change size or shape because of hormones often return to normal. Hormonal changes can also cause breasts to feel lumpy or lose fat and tissue. This details might classify as asymmetry errors in growth and development is technically more precise than classifying it as congenital.
Furthermore, in Breast Asymmetry there is an X-ray of the breast, which can conduct test to examine if there is any abnormalities including lumps which is called as Mammogram. It also might reveal that the breasts have different densities.
Mothers who wants to Restore their Breasts after Pregnancy and aging
As a mother it is a responsibility to feed new born babies after giving birth. For the time being pregnant, due to specific hormones, breasts go through a process which prepares them for breastfeeding. The number of milk ducts grows and they become bigger. This is some particular reasons women’s breasts get larger during pregnancy.
Meanwhile during breastfeeding, the breasts become even more impenetrable. They get immense and gigantic because of milk production and the skin is stretched over time. Engorgement and inflammation can even leave breasts misshapen. It’s not unusual for a woman’s breasts to become asymmetrical: One may shrink over time, while the other stays the same.
It’s not about vanity, it’s about sanity.
A breast augmentation surgery could mean more than increasing breast size for some. It could improve physical and mental health—not just make you look good.
Patients suffering from mental health issues like chronic self-esteem, anxiety or depression from their body imperfections could be “cured” from the procedure. The breast augmentation surgery could help patients boost their confidence and provide them with a new outlook in life. This could positively change their lives in ways people could never imagine. Many patients reported an improvement in quality of life after the surgery.
It’s important to note that while vanity could be one of the main reasons why patients chose to undergo breast surgery, people should also be more aware of the benefits of breast enhancement surgery and how it can help improve the overall health and well-being of many other women who are just looking to restore their breast/ feel normal again.