breast implants Chattanooga, TennesseeFrom a superficial standpoint, it is widely recognized that breast augmentation is effective in providing greater volume ,improved shape and better symmetry. Recently, however, a study proved the effects of breast enhancement extend to more substantial, internal benefits.

Patients who receive surgical breast implants cite improved quality of life according to the journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

During the study, forty-one females completed questionnaires before and after breast implant surgery. The questionnaires were created to evaluate six components associated with quality of life. Ultimately, more than 80 percent of the participants reported “significant improvement” through indicators of well-being and satisfaction. Interestingly enough, satisfaction and gains in quality of life were considered great when compared to results reported by hip replacement study participants.

When trying to make sense of this phenomenon, American culture may play a crucial role. As ideals for feminine beauty are concerned, our society can be quite harsh. When women perceive themselves as “flat-chested” or “boyish”, their self-worth may be negatively effected. Such insecurities can impact one’s ability to enjoy life. Tropical vacations, parties and even everyday activities can be less gratifying for women insecure with their breasts.

Considered one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in the US, more than 300,000 women received 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.

If you are interested in seeing what breast augmentation can do for, call (423) 648-4011 to schedule your complimentary consultation with our Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeons.