Why Do Women Choose Breast Augmentation or Reduction?

There is a misconception in today’s society that women who get breast surgeries are young and only seek attention.

The reality, however, is quite different since women of all ages have various individual reasons to get these procedures.


As with any other plastic surgery, this very personal decision should be based on one’s feelings, values and goals rather than opinions or expectations from other people, media or fashion industry. Breast correction can help modern women to overcome some of the problems that are making them feel less happy and confident.


Surgeries for Personal Reasons


According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), breast augmentation was the most popular plastic surgery in 2018, with 313,735 procedures carried out in the country.


As demonstrated by ASPS statistics of 2017, even 38.2% of women who got breast augmentation were from 35 to 50 years of age. As this type of women is more likely to be married and have children, it proves that the procedure is not for someone in their 20’s only.


It would be hard to please men by increasing breast size even if intended to. Men preferences tend to vary, according to researchers. A 2013 article in Psychology Today cited a study which concluded that men who were less wealthy and/or interested in fatherhood tended to favor women with bigger breasts, while men higher on the socio-economic scale and the ones forestalling fatherhood tended to go for a smaller-breasted ideal.



Instead of trying to fit in some standard, women often seek to boost their self-esteem and get a body image they dream of. Findings of a study in the United Kingdom showed that women who rated their self-esteem, life satisfaction, and attractiveness as low were more likely to undergo cosmetic surgery. Another survey conducted in Florida demonstrated that women experience a marked increase in self-confidence following the procedure.


Getting the Desired Size


Some women naturally have very small or just not as big as desired breasts, while some have unproportionally large ones. Many women are perfectly happy with their bodies just as they are, but there are also those who feel less feminine or uncomfortable because of their breasts. Saline or silicone implants/reduction can add volume and increase/decrease breasts from natural to prefered size of cup.


Restoring Body Shape


A significant amount of women experience body shape changes after pregnancy or breastfeeding. Some of them may not be restored by exercise. Also, sometimes women notice a decrease of breast size after a weight loss. In both of the cases, breasts may lose their volume which can be brought back by augmentation.


Search for Symmetric Breasts


There are also young women who have developed asymmetrical breasts one is bigger than other or has a different shape. Such breasts can be easily corrected with implants in a way that a patient wants.


Each of the procedures may help women feel happy with their bodies and boost self-esteem.


With an increasing popularity of breast surgeries, more and more women from Western Europe travel to Lithuania to receive them for a lower price. Clinics in Lithuania offer the same high-quality services affordable to everyone. After breast reduction, lift and asymmetry correction, patients are allowed to go home on the same day. After getting breast implants, a patient has to stay in clinic for 24 hours and can go home the next day. The results of breast augmentation are immediately visible.