As a board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Sam Jejurikar tries not to over-emphasize the impact of cosmetic surgery procedures in shaping his patient’s self-esteem. Self-esteem is determined by many factors, most of which relate to innate mental health and external environmental factors. That being said, many patients undergo cosmetic surgery procedures to make themselves feel better about their personal appearance. With their increased confidence, they often develop improved self-esteem.
The medical literature demonstrates that breast augmentation boosts self-esteem. Researchers from the University of Florida reported that women usually experience significant increases in positive feelings about their sexuality after undergoing breast implant surgery. The authors state that, although plastic surgery does not cure all feelings of sexual inadequacy or poor self-worth, it is important for to understand the psychological benefits of breast augmentation.
According to an article published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (May 2013), nearly all women (98%) who underwent breast augmentation said the results met or exceeded their expectations. Dr. Eric Swanson, the plastic surgeon who conducted the study, also found that women also had improvements in quality of life and self-esteem after breast augmentation.
Ultimately, breast augmentation cannot fix all the problems in a patient’s life. If, however, self-esteem issues are the result of poor body image, breast augmentation may the solution. Call our office today at 214-827-2814 for a complimentary consultation.