Woman measuring her breast size

Have you ever wondered about the health and psychological effects that breast implants can have on a woman? It might surprise you to find out that a breast augmentation can indeed improve the overall well-being and personal satisfaction for a woman.

In the July issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there was a study on breast augmentation and the effects it has on a woman’s life. Below are a few key highlights from the article:

  • “Cosmetic breast augmentation can have a significant and profound positive impact on a woman’s satisfaction with her breasts [and] her psychosocial and sexual well-being,” according to surgeon Colleen M. McCarthy, MD of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.
  • Specifically, β€œThe group results showed significant improvement in three out of the six areas. On a 0-to-100 scale, average scores increased from 27 to 70 for satisfaction with breasts, from 45 to 78 for psychosocial well-being, and from 35 to 72 for sexual well-being. More than 80 percent of women reported “significant improvement” in satisfaction in these three areas.”

To read the press release in full, visit Breast Augmentation Improves Quality of Life, Reports Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery on MarketWatch online.