When is breast implant surgery indicated?

When is breast implant surgery indicated?

25th Jun 2019

When is breast implant surgery indicated?



Breast implants are external objects that are inserted and placed inside the breasts with the goal to make the breasts bigger and voluptuous. Women desire to have bigger and sexy breasts, thanks to the trend set by celebrities. There is no doubt that women with bigger breasts look more feminine and aesthetically pleasant. The breasts hold an essential place in a woman’s physical beauty. Aesthetic flaws or shortcomings in the breasts can affect a woman’s self-esteem.

If your breasts are smaller and the condition is affecting your self-confidence, you may consider getting breast implant surgery. Breast implant surgery is an invasive procedure that puts artificial implants inside the breasts. Many women are not aware as to when breast implant surgery is indicated or when you need to get breast implants. 


Is breast implant surgery for every woman?

Many women want to get breast implants without knowing what the procedure is made for and what aesthetic shortcomings it can help you overcome. They want to get breast implants thinking it will turn them into celebrities or transform them into another person. The fact is that breast implant surgery is not meant for any woman. 

The best way to determine whether you need breast implant surgery is by consulting with a board-certified plastic surgeon who is experienced in breast implant surgery. The surgeon will examine your breasts, check your body outline, ask you how the condition is affecting your life, and what you expect after the surgery. The surgeon will also take specific measurements of your breasts and body before telling you whether breast implant surgery can be useful for you. 


Breast implant surgery is indicated in the following cases:

–    Your breasts are smaller and lack fullness

The primary goal of breast implant surgery is to increase the size of the breasts. As such, the procedure is meant for women who have smaller breasts and desire to have bigger ones. Women who lack breast fullness and volume look aesthetically unpleasant and less feminine. On the other hand, women with bigger breasts seem aesthetically welcoming and more feminine. This is the primary reason why many women with smaller breasts get breast implant surgery. 

Breast implants come in different sizes and profiles. The variety of sizes gives you enough options to choose from. You can have your breasts enlarged to a maximum extent; however, keep in mind that bigger is not always better for every woman. The size of the implants should accentuate your overall body anatomy and fit appropriately inside your breast dimensions. The plastic surgeon can help you choose a suitable breast implant size.

Breast implant surgery is performed under general anesthesia. The plastic surgeon will make incisions on the breasts and then insert the implants inside the breasts through those incisions. The implants are then placed over or under the breast muscle. As a result of the procedure, your breasts will become more prominent and appear fuller, which will in turn enhance your femininity and physical beauty and boost your self-esteem. 


–    Your breasts lack projection

Breast implant surgery also adds projection to the breasts. If your breasts lack projection and you desire to have projected breasts, it is an indication for breast implant surgery. Breast implants are available in different profiles, meaning they can add different levels of projections to the breasts. You can opt to get an implant with high, medium, or low profile. However, what projection is best for you depends on your existing breast composition and anatomy. Using a breast implant profile that is not suitable for your breast type will not enhance your breasts. You should ask the plastic surgeon to help you choose a breast implant profile so that you can achieve the desired amount of breast projection. 


–    Your self-esteem is affected

One of the primary reasons why women seek breast implant surgery is to restore their self-esteem. Women are extremely body-conscious. Aesthetic flaws in the body create self-esteem problems for women. Since the breasts are among the most critical aesthetic areas of the female body, women with smaller breasts experience lower self-esteem because they look less feminine and don’t meet modern beauty standards. If your breasts are smaller and the condition is affecting your self-confidence, then it is an indication that you should get breast implant surgery. 

After breast implant surgery, your breasts will become more prominent, which will in turn boost your self-confidence. Improvement of your self-esteem will lead to improvements in different facets of your life. Overall, your quality of life will improve. 


–    You look less feminine

The breasts play a crucial role in defining your femininity. Women with bigger and prominent breasts look more feminine, sexy, and fertile. They are also able to attract mates for intimate sessions easily. There is no doubt that men get more attracted to women with bigger and shapelier breasts. If your breasts are smaller and you think that you look less feminine, then you may consider getting breast implant surgery. After the procedure, you will look more feminine and sexier. 


–    Your body outline is aesthetically unwelcoming due to smaller breasts

The breasts also play an essential part in your overall body outline. Ideally, the breasts should be in tune with your other body features, including your height and weight. Unfortunately, many women have no balance between the breasts and body features, which make their body outline look aesthetically unwelcoming. If your breasts are too small to accentuate your body outline and physical characteristics, it is an indication that you should get breast implant surgery. Breasts implants will increase your breast size, making you look aesthetically welcoming. 


–    Your clothes don’t fit you properly

Many women with smaller breasts are not able to wear their favorite clothes because they do not fit well with them. To fit into your clothes and look aesthetically welcoming, you need to have sufficiently fuller breasts. If you are experiencing this problem, you may consider getting implants. The procedure will make your breasts fuller. After the procedure, you will be able to wear your favorite clothes and fit appropriately into them.


–    Your goals are realistic

To get breast implant surgery, you need to have realistic goals and expectations. Keep in mind that breast implant surgery can effectively enhance your breasts, but it cannot transform you into a celebrity or change you into someone you are inspired of. The plastic surgeon will examine your breasts and assess your goals during the consultation session. If your goals seem realistic, reasonable, and achievable, only then will the doctor allow you to undergo breast implant surgery.

There are many women who go to the consultation session bringing pictures of their favorite celebrities and ask the surgeon to make them look like the celebrity. This is not a realistic goal. Every woman has a unique body and anatomy. Their breast dimensions, height, weight, and physical features are different. Breast implant surgery will simply enhance your breasts in the context of your other physical characteristics. 


–    You are in good health

To be a good candidate, you need to be in good health. The doctor will assess your medical history during the consultation session and then tell you whether you are qualified for the procedure. If you are suffering from serious health issues, you must discuss it with the plastic surgeon. Specific health problems can increase the risks for you during and after the surgery. You should undergo the procedure only when the benefits are more than the risks for you. 


–    You are fully prepared and motivated

Last but not least, you need to be sufficiently motivated and prepared for the surgery and the recovery period. Keep in mind that the operation is invasive and traumatic and you will be required to go through a complete recovery process. The surgery and recovery process can be overwhelming and hectic for many patients. If you are ready for it and motivated to get the surgery, it indicates that you are a good candidate for breast implant surgery. 



Breast implant surgery is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures in the US. Due to the trend of bigger breasts, hundreds of thousands of women get breast implant surgery every year. If your breasts are smaller and the condition is affecting your self-esteem, it is an indication that you should get breast implant surgery. During the procedure, the plastic surgeon will make incisions on the breasts and then put pre-selected implants inside the breasts. 

Breast implants are artificial objects that come with an average warranted life of ten years. Many women don’t know whether they should get breast implants. In this article, I have listed down and explained the situations in which breast implant surgery is indicated.


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