This question is common between both men and women. The reality is that breast size does matter. One of the truly mystical phenomena of the universe is the heterosexual male’s attraction to female breast.

Our obsession with breasts is inescapable. Everywhere you look — television, magazine covers, billboards, movies and advertisements-breasts confront you. You can’t avoid them. Magazine covers display beautiful women with tiny waists and large breasts. It’s everywhere!

Unfortunately, most women compare themselves to the images they see. Many strive to attain the look they see in the media even when a particular body type may be physically unattainable for them. How are women expected to survive comparing themselves against these prevalent images?

Breasts come in all shapes and sizes from a tiny AA cup regarded as small, 14C regarded as average up to a very voluptuous N cup.

But what is a normal size?

The truth is there is no normal size everyone is unique and the desired size differs from one to the next. Large busted women want to be smaller and smaller busted women want to be larger. Older women just want their perkiness back. Therefore a lot of women are having surgery to achieve their perception of the perfect breast and that’s ok if that is what makes you happy… So let’s go through the pros and cons of two types of cosmetic breast surgery:

  • Breast augmentation (breast enlargement)
  • Breast reduction

Firstly we will deal with breast enlargement…

Most women desire to have fuller and firmer breasts and this is the primary reason why they resort to breast implants. If you are one of these women, you have to think hard to make sure that this option is ideal for you. It is highly necessary that you are aware of the pros and cons of breast implants for this will help you weigh things out and determine if this option is safe for you or not. A successful breast implant procedure can produce a more improved look and transformation and can improve body image and self confidence.

There are instances that women with smaller breasts are ashamed when they are with women who got great breasts. But with the help of breast implant, they can now go out and socialise without being conscious and embarrassed about themselves. Breast implants are proven to be safe and effective especially when handled by competent and experienced surgeon. The surgical procedure only takes couple of hours therefore women can get the desired results quickly.

For small busted girls breast augmentation is increasingly becoming the solution to their problem, however it is not going to solve all issues of body image and there are also the complications to consider. Breast implants have a shelf life so can cause complications over time. The capsular contracture is one of the harsh complications of breast implants. It causes the breast to go hard and misshapen. This can be rectified by a simple procedure to break the membrane.

Breast implant can be associated with unwanted Heath Risks – Breast implants are painful and can pose effects on your health. There have been instances where breast implants break down migrated to other parts of the body. Other health problems can include leaks, ruptures, medical complications such as thyroid problem and fibromyalgia, bleeding, bacterial infection and more. It was also found out that breast implant cause sensitivity loss around the breast area.

Going for breast implant surgery also requires serious financial allocation because it is known that this procedure is costly.

Breast Reduction…

Women with very large breasts have different issues than smaller breasted women but no matter what the size they are both associated with mental and physical problems. A breast reduction or “reduction mammoplasty” is a common plastic surgery operation done to make large, heavy breasts smaller, lighter and shapelier. Breast reduction can help restore self-confidence and relieves women of the discomfort and inconvenience of the health, physical and social issues associated with having disproportionately large breasts.

Women with large unwanted breasts will tell you that it is no picnic having boobs that are like watermelons. They cause discomfort back, and neck pain, Indents in shoulders and many other complications. Postural problems, chronic skin irritation and infection beneath the breast. Large breasts can be a barrier to comfortable exercise and weight loss. A breast reduction can alleviate the day to day physical problems caused by large breasts as well as improve body image and self-confidence.

Many women make the decision to have surgery to reduce the size which can change their life for the better. It is a more complicated surgery than breast augmentation so be prepared and do your homework. As with all surgery there are risks and this should be taken into account before the final decision.

Other things to consider after breast reduction…

The breasts can grow back again if you gain weight so it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle. You may not like your new body shape post surgery. So consider your body size and don’t go too small for your body shape.

The Obsession with Breasts and Body Image is a huge problem. So unless there is a medical reason for contemplating breast surgery let’s just learn to love our bodies and make the most of what we have been given. With professional bra advice you can overcome many of the problems you may be experiencing and ultimately may help you to love your body!

Maralyn Young