Why women seek breast plastic surgery

Women seek breast surgery for a number of reasons; the main reasons are because:

  • They are genetically disposed to smaller breasts.
  • They are genetically disposed to breasts that are not symmetrical or a ‘tubular’ shape, with one breast having a different size or shape than the other, this is also known as ‘asymmetrical’ breast correction.
  • Breast cancer patients often seek breast reconstruction surgery because a breast is partially or totally removed as part of the cancer treatment.
  • Of reduced firmness from ageing.
  • Of drooping or sagging breasts after child bearing and breastfeeding (this condition most often, requires two procedures: breast lift and breast augmentation).

Whether your breasts are too large, too small or not as firm or as shapely as you would like, breast surgery is one way to help make you feel more confident and feminine again.

In general, a prospective ideal candidate for breast plastic surgery is: 

  • 18 years of age or older.
  • Not currently pregnant or nursing.
  • In good physical health.
  • Psychologically stable.
  • Wanting to improve their appearance.
  • Realistic in their expectations.
  • Fully informed of the risks and benefits, physical and financial, in the short, medium and long term

Last year, according to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), over 10,000 breast procedures were carried out in the UK, though due to the fact that not all plastic and cosmetic surgeons are registered members of the BAAPS, it is estimated this figure could be triple.