296,203 breast augmentation procedures were performed in the US last year, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), and that figure is a 2% increase over figures from 2009. There is no doubt that many women want bigger breasts, and are turning to elective surgery to get them. Why do women want to undergo surgery and experience the related side effects and potential risks involved? The answer is one or a combination of the following reasons:
1. To attract men. Ask any woman what they think men like in the female form, and breasts will probably be their answer. But not just breasts – they have to be large breasts. Nobody knows exactly why women assume this, but it’s something that’s pretty much universal (although booty is a close second. After all, it is T & A).
2. To be more feminine. Aside from down there, the breasts complete the female shape. Bigger breasts make a woman feel feminine, and consequently, more attractive and sexier.
3. To fill out clothes better. No more baggy shirts and shapeless outfits – clothes tend to fit and look better when you have an hourglass body shape.
4. To appear more fertile. While it hasn’t been scientifically proven that large breasts are linked to a woman’s ability to bear children, many still believe that larger breasts are a good indication that a woman is more fertile than their flatter counterpart. It’s just one of those myths that we have yet to quash.
5. To look more like a celebrity. This is embarrassing but true. Reports indicate that more breast augmentation procedures are performed when a celebrity with larger breasts becomes popular. Case in point: Christina Hendricks. Remember: you should never undergo any cosmetic surgical procedure if you’re doing so to make yourself look more like a celebrity, or anyone else other than yourself.