Breast augmentation

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Registered: 01-23-2013
Breast augmentation
Mon, 07-08-2013 - 11:55am

For anyone who has had breast augmentation, was it worth it? Do you feel better about yourself and how/why?

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Registered: 03-28-2013
Mon, 07-08-2013 - 3:02pm

I think this a very personal decision for each individual, and perhaps the most important thing to remember when making the decision is that you can never really go back.  I have not personally had a breast augmentation, but I am one of few among my friends.  Most of them are very happy with their decisions.  Many have had them for more than 10 years.  One had reconstruction after a double mastectomy.  She went into treatment swearing she would not do reconstruction, but it really is quite shocking, and in the end she had it done.  She doesn't regret it at all.  Only one of my friends went what I would call "abnormally large," but she's quite the party girl and just adores all the attention she gets from men.  Everyone else more just wanted to put everything back in place after having kids.  They are all very happy they did.  I would not be opposed to the idea someday, and would welcome the opportunity to not have to wear a bra!

If you're looking for a variety of opinions, testimonials, and reviews, there's a website called RealSelf which is basically an online forum for plastic surgery patients and plastic surgeons to interact.  There's also a section where people review their procedures, include before and after pictures, and rate whether or not it was worth it.  They also include how much they spent.  The breast augmentation review page is here.  I've found it to be helpful and informative.  You can also read reviews about plastic surgeons and even interact with and ask questions of them. 

I hope this helps!

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Registered: 07-12-2013
Fri, 07-12-2013 - 12:53pm

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