Summary: Breast augmentation with implants can assist in a wide range of body concerns. Although the benefits of breast augmentation are normally perceived as merely superficial, you may be surprised at how wide-ranging the effects of breast augmentation can be.

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Many women interested in improving their figure in some way find that breast augmentation can take them a step further toward their goals, or accomplish those goals entirely. Here are five common body concerns breast augmentation can help.

1. Balancing a Pear-Shaped Figure

The pear-shaped figure is characterized by wide hips and a less curvy upper body. While this body type can be very attractive, women with pear-shaped figures sometimes feel that their curves below the waist overpower the rest of their frame.

By augmenting the breasts, you can balance a pear-shaped body and create the coveted hourglass figure. Breast augmentation in women with pear-shaped bodies can also make the waist appear more slender, helping them feel more attractive and feminine.

2. Evening Out Asymmetrical Breasts

No one has a completely symmetrical body, and some degree of breast asymmetry is normal. However, women with pronounced breast asymmetry can suffer from low self-esteem, which can affect their social lives, personal relationships and even professional success.

One of the most successful methods for correcting pronounced breast asymmetry is breast augmentation with implants. By using different sized implants, or a combination of implants and a breast lift or breast reduction, a skilled breast surgeon can even out the breasts for a more symmetrical appearance.

3. Improving Tubular Breast Deformity

Tubular breast deformity results from a congenital condition that restricts breast growth during puberty. In women with this condition, restrictive tissue bands cause the breasts to develop abnormally, often with a higher than normal breast fold, enlarged or puffy areolas, unusually wide spacing between the breasts and minimal breast tissue.

When correcting tuberous breasts with breast augmentation, the surgeon first releases the restrictive tissue bands that prevent the development of a naturally rounded breast shape. This allows the insertion of implants to create fuller, less elongated breast appearance.

4. Improving Overall Proportions

Breast augmentation is not only about making the breasts bigger. Most breast augmentation patients simply want to improve their overall body proportions. While some women enjoy having small breasts and feel that their breast size suits their figure, others may feel that a boost in breast size would enhance their figure in just the right way.

When it comes to choosing the right implants, patients now have more options than ever before. Your surgeon can help you decide whether saline or silicone might better help you achieve your desired breast appearance, while different implant profiles provide you with a range of options to suit your figure.

5. Boost Self-Confidence

Finally, one of the primary benefits of breast augmentation is the boost in self-confidence. Improving your figure can have a ripple effect of positively impacting many other areas of your life as a result of the added confidence and enhanced body image that many women feel after surgery.

For some, breast augmentation can be a life-changing decision, while for others, it may simply be a great way to celebrate and love their bodies. Whatever your reasons for considering breast augmentation, maintaining realistic expectations about your results is the best way to ensure that you benefit from the procedure as much as possible.