4/05/2007

Breast enlargement enlarge self-esteem, sexuality

Here are some numbers explaining why breast augmentation has become the most common cosmetic plastic surgery in the U.S. According to a study conducted by University of Florida nursing professor Cynthia Figueroa, women who undergo breast augmentation tend to have higher self-esteem and better feelings about their sexuality after the surgery. The researcher studied 84 women who underwent the surgery by measuring their self-esteem and sexuality before and 2-3 months after the procedure. On average, self esteem increased by about 13%, and sexual function increased by about 11%, with substantial average increases in sexual desire, arousal, and satisfaction.

7 comments:

khengsiong said...

Increase in self-esteem is expected.

Increase in sexual function? Perhaps this is because their partners show more interest after the surgery.

Sicilian said...

I wonder if they did the same survey on somebody after rhinoplasty if you would get the exact same results. I don't think it is the big boobs that does anything, but I think it is taking care of an issue in your life that really bothered you.
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ria said...

seriouly?i mean seriouly?who are u kidding.....breasts augementation has nothing to do wit sexual perfomance.....its just a stereotype tats been endorsed and propogated by men.what if there was a penis enlargement surgery for men?wud tat increase sexual performance 2?

disa said...

im sure there are correllating stats re: the increase of men staring at the breasts of these newly self confident women. of course then the stats on pissed off women who don't want to be seen as "pieces of meat" are probably pretty considerable too.

Duncan Parlett said...

There is an unwritten standard of beauty and woman gain greater self-worth based on how well they conform to that image. With surgery, they feel better about their appearance and that is reflected in their sex lives. My problem? That "hollywood" image is a false standard and harder to keep up with age. In the end we loose our looks and we are just left with our characters. Very sad.

Bilbo said...

This is kind of sad, in my opinion. I appreciate a lady with nice curves as much as anyone, but it's a shame that some ladies' self-esteem requires surgical enhancement. To me, a lady who is bright, attractive, and well-dressed will always be beautiful, no matter how larger her breasts may be.

nancy said...

Well, I personally had a breast enlargement, so let me chime in.

Although as a previous person said they find it "sad" and a "shame that some ladies' self-esteem requires surgical enhancement", well, I find it sad and shameful that women are ~made~ to feel like this. After kids, I was left with nothing. Ugh. I am still bright, attractive and well-dressed, but now I feel like I'm more of a woman. It's unfortunately that much of what society deems as being womanly is seen from the outside. Anywho, I'm not really arguing bilbo's point - just putting in my own of not judging before you walk in her shoes.

About the stats - I actually agree somewhat with both! Esteem - gotcha. But performance? Maybe they were talking of thing they can "do" with their boobies now? ;) Not to be vulgar, but I can now "perform" some things I hadn't of been able to before?