Breast Augmentation results in better quality of life

By Dr. James White

It is obvious that breast implants are effective at correcting superficial concerns like deflated volume, shape and asymmetry, but did you know that these external benefits are accompanied by more substantial advantages such as improved mental well-being?

According to a study reported in the medical journal, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, women who undergo breast augmentation surgery cite long-term improved quality of life.

Forty-one females were observed before and after breast implant surgery by completing questionnaires intended to evaluate six components of life-quality. Ultimately, more than 80 percent of the participants reported “significant improvement” through indicators of well-being and satisfaction. When compared to results reported by hip replacement study participants, the satisfaction and gains in quality of life were considered great.

Feeling insecure about being “flat-chested”, “boyish” or asymmetrical can negatively impact a woman’s life, sometimes even taking the joy out of vacations to the beach, parties or everyday activities. As feminine beauty is concerned, our culture has embraced very concrete standards. When women do not match up to such expectations, it is easy to develop self-deprecating tendencies resulting in low self-esteem. Breast augmentation can ease this predicament by improving common areas of shortcomings and insecurities many females face.

Considered one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in the US, more than 300,000 women underwent cosmetic breast augmentation in 2011. Two-thirds of those women chose silicone implants.

Just as we invest in our well-being by paying for gym-memberships or purchasing health food and supplements, breast enhancement surgery is an investment that can provide long-term benefits. Confidence and satisfaction with one’s body image can enhance other areas of our lives.

The cost of breast augmentation at our Chattanooga practice typically starts at $3,800 for saline implants and $4,800 for silicone. However, we are currently offering a holiday special with silicone implants at only $3775*. If you are interested in breast augmentation and would like to schedule a complimentary consultation, call 423-648-4011.

*Estimate price $3775 to include 1] Complimentary Consultation with 3D breast imaging 2] Pre-op breast ultrasound 3] Pre-op labs 4] Anesthesia and facility fees 4] Surgeon fees and 5] Laser therapy to incision sites for 6 months post augmentation. Certain restrictions may apply. Surgery must be completed between Nov 1, 2012-Jan 31, 2013.

For a complimentary consultation call 423-648-4011.