The Psychological Benefits of Breast Augmentation

Year after year, breast augmentation is the most frequently performed cosmetic procedure in the United States. It involves placing implants to achieve a fuller, shapelier, more proportionate breast appearance. And while many women are drawn to these cosmetic benefits, the psychological ones can be just as rewarding.


After your breast augmentation procedure at Burgess Plastic Surgery, you may experience:

  • Enhanced body image and confidence: Feeling dissatisfied with the appearance of your breasts is a tough thing to endure. Any number of factors can cause you to feel this way, whether your breasts never fully developed into the size or shape you’d like, or you experienced volume loss after having children. Addressing these troublesome physical attributes can help you feel more confident in your own skin.
  • Improved quality of life: A well-known study published in an issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery® evaluated how breast augmentation surgery can affect a woman’s quality of life. It involved over six hundred women, each of whom completed a survey regarding things such as their psychosocial and sexual well-being after the procedure. The results showed high patient satisfaction and significant improvements in quality of life — something we have witnessed at our practice.
  • Increased motivation to be healthy: You may find yourself adopting a healthier lifestyle as you prepare for your breast surgery. If you smoke, you will need to take a break because it can complicate the healing process. Additional measures may be necessary to ensure that you are in good overall health. Many women stick with their new healthy habits long after surgery to optimize their results.

You can set yourself up for success by having an open and realistic discussion about your breast augmentation expectations. As a female plastic surgeon, Dr. Elisa Burgess is uniquely equipped to understand your situation and the issues you are experiencing.

Schedule Your Portland Area Breast Augmentation Consultation

If you’re interested in breast augmentation, call 503-699-6464 today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Burgess. Burgess Plastic Surgery proudly serves patients from Lake Oswego, Portland, and the surrounding areas of Oregon.

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