The Different Reasons Why Women Choose Breast Augmentation

woman measuring her bust size

Breast augmentation is a type of cosmetic surgery designed to change the size, shape, or texture of a woman’s breasts through the use of implants or body tissues. There are several different reasons that a woman might choose to have breast surgery. It is important that a woman has realistic expectations regarding such surgery and does not expect breast enhancement procedures to drastically change her life circumstances.

Larger Breasts

One of the most common reasons for breast implants is a woman’s desire for larger breasts. In Dr. Jewell’s experience, women who choose breast enlargement procedures experience a high personal satisfaction rate with this procedure with increased body image, sense of self-esteem, and sexual satisfaction. Within this context, breast augmentation has a very positive outcome for women who seek this outcome.

To Increase Fullness

Fullness and volume in the breasts decreases over time or due to circumstances such as pregnancy or weight loss. Some women naturally have thinner breasts and seek both shape and volume enhancement. Breast augmentation can give or bring back the look and feel of full breasts with or without adding noticeable size to the breasts. The recently-approved highly cohesive, form-stable breast implants are prized by women and they allow for a natural, yet full outcome.

For Lift

Dr. Jewell has many patients who have come in for breast enhancement procedures to give lift to their breasts. Drooping and sagging can occur for many reasons, but time alone can affect how high the breasts sit on the chest. Augmentation combined with a breast lift is a great way to add lift and the look of fullness to the breasts. This combination procedure is known as the augmentation-mastopexy (breast lift).

For Symmetry

Some women have noticeably different breasts. They can vary in size, shape, lift, or feel. Dr. Jewell finds that many women choose breast enhancement procedures to bring symmetry to the breasts resulting in a more balanced appearance. Implant surgery may affect one or both breasts in these cases, depending on the desired end look.


More and more women are turning to Dr. Jewell for implant surgery following full or partial removal of breasts due to conditions such as breast cancer. With safer surgical procedures combined with a larger variety of options, implants can restore the look of natural breasts while keeping a woman’s natural contours and feel. There are many options to breast reconstruction for cancer or surgery to lessen cancer risk (preventative mastectomy with immediate reconstruction).

Good Reasons for Breast Augmentation

Women should have realistic expectations of what breast implants can and can’t do. Contact Dr. Jewell for an individualized appointment to discuss your vision to see if breast enhancement procedures may be right for you. Breast augmentation with Dr. Mark Jewell is a highly-customized procedure that gives patients a variety of options regarding implant selection and the benefit of 3-D imaging to preview what your outcome may look like.

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