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Curious to know what your reasons were for wanting plastic surgery?

For me, I was a young mum and I really wanted to just look the way I did before kids. I was extremely embarrassed about wanting a breast augmentation and kept it very secret. I had a perception about the plastic surgery world and I didnt categorise myself as the type who would get "fake boobs".
Since joining the site I learned that there are so many normal reasons for wanting plastic surgery that go beyond just physical appearance and vanity.

 

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Great question, I find it really interesting to hear about people's reasons for getting plastic surgery. I love reading success stories of how others increased their confidence and now feel great about how they look (:

For me, I had always had a flat chest and I felt like something was missing. I remember the first few times my boyfriend saw me in a bra and I felt so self-conscious, my chest was pretty much as flat as his! I'm not saying there's anything wrong with this, all body shapes are beautiful, but for me personally I just always knew I wanted a fuller bust. Nothing crazy, just to have something there - now I feel balanced.

I also felt the taboo surrounding surgery, the perception that if you get implants it makes you fake and plastic. But my 'fake' boobs just feel like a natural part of me and now I can't imagine them not there. There are only a couple of people in my life that know I have them, I still feel like I would be judged if I was to tell all my friends and family. I'm not sure if I ever will - maybe in 10 years!

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For me it was to feel more feminine and in proportion with the rest of my body. I was a late bloomer in everything from puberty to to getting my period i was always very small in the boob department  (an A cup) and would be jelous of the other girls at school with boobs, then as i got older i learnt to appreciate what i had and even went bra less quite a lot as i was small and perky enough to pull off a skimpy top  unlike my bigger boobed uni friends. Then i met my now husband by then i was well into my fitness and PT career and my boobs had gotten smaller with all my training, i then had kids and thought YASSS boobs finally but back then they didnt make maternity bras in a B cup so lived in crop tops then after breastfeeding they became empty ski slopes ?? no sag thank goddess but no volume what so ever . I was something i had always wanted to do since my late 20s but wanted to wait till after children, well my kids are 13 abd 9 so i guess you can say I'm still a late bloomer ?? in the BA journey 

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I did it for me. My self confidence was low due to the journey I have taken in childhood. And I was very flat chested before having kids. My husband never made me feel less than a woman. But I never felt feminine with A cup boobs. After 3 kids and breast feeding them all, I was flatter than flat. So I began my research into having a BA. It was not a snap decision and it took me 6 years to finally go ahead with surgery. I am nearly 4 years post op and I don't regret my decision. I feel much more confident and happy within myself.

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I have always wanted bigger boobs. I was flat as a tack as a teenager and it never got any better, I was teased at school and called an "ironing board". I recall one time entering a class and the boys had drawn pictures of me and my friend with our names underneath (my friend had big boobs) on the chalk board (yeah, that far back :p) - mine was a stick figure with two dots where breasts should be and hers was curvy and voluptuous. The whole class was in fits of laughter and I was mortified and humiliated (my friend didn't care - she liked the attention). I have always felt self conscious about my lack of breasts. I hated wearing swimwear and certain clothes that seemed to highlight the non-existence of my breasts and bra shopping was a nightmare as they rarely made anything small enough. I also hate it when men say stupid things like "...more than a handful is too much" they always feel obliged to comment on one's boobs or lack thereof.

I have thought about an augmentation for years, early on only the rich and famous (usually American) women could afford the surgery. Then there was the scare with Dow Corning implants (they used commercial not medical grade silicone). I was also embarrassed at the thought of augmentation surgery and felt I would be judged by family and friends as vain and stupid and vacuous for wanting bigger boobs. Then I hit my 50s, found out a bunch of girlfriends had had surgery and finally realised that I do not give a f***k what anyone thinks about my decision to have surgery. And last December I had my BA and I am beyond happy that I finally have boobs. I cannot get over how great they look and how clothes look amazing and swimwear is a delight to wear now - I now have the best bra and swimwear collection too :D  I've been a fairly self confident woman in general, however my new boobs have given me a massive boost and I totally love them. I finally feel really feminine and sexy and awesome :D:D

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Love the comments as for me when I had my first in 1982 I had thought about it for a number of years after my two sons were born.  At that time I wore a B cup and in some bras a C cup.  At this time in my life I don't believe vanity was the main reason for the boob job, however I was very concerned about the way I looked.  The girls after child birth, age and gravity had taken over, I had tried the gimmicks of breast enlargement with exercise, and creams for better cleavage, and fullness.  They didn't really help I found out one of our local doctor had performed  breast enlargement so I set up an appointment the consoluation was great he preformed the surgery placing 225 in left and I believe 235 in right.  I remember the first time taking the bandages off I was huge wondering what have I done, of course my hubby was delighted.  Thirty some years later my doctor suspected a possible tear in my left breast and yes mine were the Dow Corning although I had no problems my first instinct was to have them removed with so many women having problems here in the states.  My husband and I decided to have them replaced, now the question was what size should I get.  We looked at numerous photos and checked out many PS within 400 miles of our home.  This time the desire for the surgery was more of a safety issue with the rupture, but there was more vanity this time both on my part and hubby also.  PS did her measurements and with the loose skin she said I can do what you want we took photo's with us of ladies that had had surgery it was like going car shopping.  My self and PS decided on the size for my frame which were 520.  So pleased and blessed there isn't a day goes by that my husband tell me how awesome I look.  So Yes this is where vanity come in if I could have done it all over again would I have done it the answer is yes.  Love my Boobs 

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I always had small breasts, and whilst I always wished I had bigger ones I never planned to get implants. After me second child, they were even smaller as they completely deflated and I had just loose skin. I felt mutilated and hated them. I did it for my own self confidence...I’m not a showy person and I don’t parade them, I’ve kept it very private because I didn’t want people to think negatively about me (3yrs ago)

I had my ears pinned back at 20yrs old (15 years ago). I was teased about my ears since primary school, through high school, but I never confided in my parents about it so surgery was never discussed. I waited til I was able to pay for it myself and did it! Life changing! Very emotional time for me.

With my rhino (done last week), I disliked my nose, I didn’t hate it though. I never thought I’d get a rhino, but with the extensive surgery I had to plan for my sinuses, the rhino was then an option to combine. I’m happy I did it, but if it weren’t for the sinus surgery I’m not sure I would ever have gone through with it 

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