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Breast Augmentation - Is it for you?

Updated on April 4, 2011

Up 39%

Lets face it, perky boobs are pretty to look at, or so I’ve been told.  Since I haven’t seen the underside of my boobs since I was like 8 years old, I can only imagine what I would look like with perky boobs.  Breast Augmentation is on the rise again up 39% in the last 10 years.

I’m sure that there are a couple reasons why it is on the rise.  The first I would think is safety reasons.  Since the implementation of saline solution, rather than silicone, boob jobs have taken a fast track to safety.  No more are their stories on the news of women who have suffered horrendous, disfiguring complications due to silicone leakages. 

The second being Dr. 90210.  Hey, we have to admit Dr. Rey is a cutie!  Who wouldn’t want that hunk of man fondling our lady lumps?  He considers himself an artist of the body.  He takes imperfections and makes them perfect.  Granted the women who go there look nothing like me.  For him to make a more ‘perfect me’ he’d have to set aside a year of his life to molding this lump of clay.

My reasons for not doing so

I will have to admit that I have thought, pondered, dreamed or wished my way into more perfect hooters. Honestly, what would be the point? Me being the gregarious person that I am would want to show them to everyone I met. I’d end up with no women friends! The ones I have would get ticked off at me for wanting to flash them as I saw fit. Either they’d get mad at their husbands and demand new boobies for themselves, or they’d get jealous and I just don’t do jealous.

Besides there is pain. I don’t do pain. I really hate being cut up, at all. I won’t even go have my gall bladder out because of the little itty bitty cut they make to remove it. My Gynecologist taught me early in life that Doctors cause pain when he gave me my tubaligation. I couldn’t stand straight for 3 days, that was so totally not fun. The lump that was left where my tubes were, makes me think he left his watch inside me. When it’s really quiet I swear I can still hear it ticking. Either that or he and his pals played football inside my guts.

I’ve watched enough of those shows and how gentle they ARE NOT, to know that the healing process is going to take some time, and its really going to hurt. The push and pull and tug everything, you just know it’s going to hurt. I’d rather give birth to triplets naturally. Just give me a tree branch near the river and let me do the rest.

So you still want it?

If you managed to get past all of the above and still think you want a Breast Augmentation for whatever reason, you first really should do your research! You’ve probably heard the phrase “You get what you pay for”, now is not the time to go bargain hunting for boobies! It’s not like you can polish them up and make them good as new like you would a lamp from a garage sale.

Know off the bat it’s going to cost $5000 at the very least, for a good Boob Job. About 10 years ago I happened to see a girl who had gotten a very nice breast augmentation. They looked very natural and in order to tell they were implants you had to get up close and personal. I’m not that kind of gal so I took her word for it they weren’t what her momma gave her. Since her job required her to have nice hooters (strip club), the customers can spot a boob job at 10 paces, she needed a more natural look. She certainly did get her money’s worth.

Do your research!

Talk to others, let them give recommendations.  There are really good Doctors out there who will do a good job.  You just have to ferret out the good from the bad.  Look at the Breast Augmentations on your friends, see how their turned out.  Ask your Doctor for references.

You want them to look as natural as possible, you don’t want them to look like they filled a Zip-lock baggie and covered it with skin.  There should be no crinkles, the skin should be smooth when the saline implant is filled.  

Do not go outrageously huge.  Attempt to pick something within your size range.  The real purpose of getting a boob job is to make yourself feel comfortable.  Who really wants to be yelled at across the mall “Hey, I see you got a boob job!!”   If you would normally be a C cup (for your size and weight) then go to a C.   When you were an obvious A and jump to a DD, that might be just a bit much.

You may not know that there is maintenance involved in breast augmentation. Every 5 years or so you will have to go back to the Doctor for a lift.  Just because you got a boob job doesn’t mean you get perky boobs for life!  You have to rotate the tires and check the oil every now and then with them (figuratively speaking of course). 

Whatever the reason - do it for You!

Women get Breast Augmentation for various reasons, to make themselves feel better about themselves, to perk up sagging breasts, to make small breasts bigger, to make both breasts the same size and for medical reasons.  Women who have had Mastectomies feel more comfortable with themselves after having Breast Augmentation.  Some women get the boob jobs for their men, make sure it is what you want first and foremost.   Don’t change yourself for anyone but you.


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      Doris James-MizBejabbers 2 years ago

      Really funny, but good information to the vain. I couldn't stand to wear one of those little false teeth "butterflies" in my mouth as a temporary fix until I was old enough to get a bridge, so I don't think I could stand false perkies either. Besides, I wear a D cup and when I mentioned that they needed tightening, a person who worked in the med field said they would tighten them with silicone (years ago). I said no way (or maybe no weigh)!

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      Sweetsusieg 6 years ago from Michigan

      Oh yes!! Hitting the Big 40 is almost worse than the big 50!! (Or so I'm told, we'll find out this November!) Has the thigh fairy come for it's visit? You know, when you look down and see these crinkles in the skin that sort of sag in the general direction of your feet? I used to have toned and sexy thighs... Well I did!! Once, I remember... I think... I was about 15... Oh heck... maybe that was a dream!!

      I sleep with a pancake turner next to my bed so I can roll over and my boobs can come with me.

      My husband made me feel real good the other day...(insert sarcasm here) Way back when, we got matching tattoos... His on his chest and mine on my back. At the time we got them they were flaming hearts. My daughter asked me the other day "Mom, why do you have a burning dog bowl on your back?" "WHAT??" (I think it was more of a yell than question) So I had her snap a quick picture of it so I could see.. Well, yep it sort of looked like a burning dog bowl... I explained that it was originally a banner... Then my husband looked at it and he said... "Wait... how come your's is longer than mine?" Yep, gravity can be very unkind.... For that matter, so can family.. LOL My response to his question? "Gravity you asshole"... as I threw an apple at him... One of these days my aim is gonna get better!!

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      regina s 6 years ago from Sacramento, California

      I love this hub! You are very funny! :) I agree with you...everyone wants perky boobs...I am 40 and I am really starting to see how unkind gravity can be to us I really understand why women will pay anything to find the right bra that lifts and separates!

      I wish women (including myself) could just embrace their natural bodies as they are and society could learn to love the differences in all of us instead of making us all feel like we should look like Barbie! I continue to fight these sexist views and do my best to keep my feminist wits about me...but even I get sucked into thinking about augmentation to make me "more attractive"...aaaahh!! I guess it is a good thing that I don't make anywhere near enough money to even consider augmenting anything! Thank you for your thoughtful commentary!

    • Sweetsusieg profile image

      Sweetsusieg 7 years ago from Michigan

      Yep me too!! Now I can officially be called an old bag... LOL I suppose if they want to then they can. Just not for me.

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      Mimi721wis 7 years ago

      I think it's cool if that's what the individual wants. Some women have surgery due to pressure from a spouse a or boy friend. I'm happy with what my maker blessed me with. I'll just age and sag gracefully. Liked your article.

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      Sweetsusieg 7 years ago from Michigan

      That is so sad. I've seen the botched jobs of the bargain breast hunter! My natural ones aren't the greatest, but hey... they are mine. I don't have to worry about something breaking inside them! And I certainly don't have to go every 5 years or so and get them adjusted!!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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      Kathy 7 years ago from California

      Interesting Hub Susie-

      I was going to one similar, I worked (online marketing) at a company for 12 years that sold silicone breast enhancers, the kind you put in your bra, many of our customers were women with botched boob jobs, I have heard some horror stories. I felt the same way as you when I was younger, I too am so glad I just didn't do it!

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      Sweetsusieg 7 years ago from Michigan

      LOL - yes this is true!

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      tvpuram 7 years ago from India

      Rotate and tires and change oil every now and then. A good proposition better than changing cab as a whole.

    • Sweetsusieg profile image

      Sweetsusieg 7 years ago from Michigan

      I am so glad I was able to make you giggle as you have done so many times for me before! One of these days I may write a fully fictional Hub, but for now, I still have so much good 'true life' to write about! Might as well laugh at yourself first, since the world could be laughing at you, behind your back!

      Thanks so much for stopping by!

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      drbj and sherry 7 years ago from south Florida

      "Breast augmentation is on the rise again." Oh, susie, you are funny. And the crack about not seeing the underside ... since you were eight - I still can't straighten up from laughing.

      Thanks for the uplifting job, m'dear.

    • Sweetsusieg profile image

      Sweetsusieg 7 years ago from Michigan

      That's cause your a real man... Some of the young bucks of today seem to think their ladies need bigger boobies.. When they grow up they'll figure it out.

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      WillStarr 7 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Most men actually prefer natural ladies, so don't do it on our account, unless it's necessary for physical reasons.

    • Sweetsusieg profile image

      Sweetsusieg 7 years ago from Michigan

      Thanks! So glad you were the first here!!

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      Lori J Latimer 7 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

      Awesome Hub, and you are rolling back at 100! Way to go Sweet Susie G


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