You've heard well-endowed women complain over and over again about how large their breasts are and what a hassle they make everyday life – but if you've always been on the petite side when it comes to your cup size, you know that the grass isn't necessarily greener on the flatter side. A breast enhancement is a surefire way to change the shape and size of your chest without radical diet changes or artificial bra padding and is a common procedure; in 2015 alone, almost 300,000 breast enhancements were performed. So if you're looking into bumping up your bust size, then here are a few things you should know before going under the knife.
Insurance Probably Won't Cover It
As with most elective surgeries, your insurance is probably not going to pay for your breast enhancement (with the possible exception of getting your cup size boosted as a part of breast reconstruction surgery if you've had a disfiguring accident or had to have breast tissue removed due to cancer, for example). Knowing that you'll have to pay out of pocket, consider if your budget will allow for a $3,700 (on average) procedure. Budgeting and saving up for a breast enhancement may take a while, so you'll want to be sure you have as much time as you need.
It'll Change Everything
Believe it or not, your breast size informs your posture, shape, and even the muscles that you'll use the most. For the first couple weeks after you get a breast enhancement, you'll feel the difference in the way you walk, sit, stand, and even lie down (yes, larger boobs can be a little more uncomfortable to lie on as opposed to smaller ones). To simulate this, pad up your bra to the size that you'll want your new chest to be and perform your everyday duties; you may find that the size you think would be optimal may get in the way or look disproportionately large underneath your clothes. This is a good way to help you find out if you'll want to go down an inch or so on your estimate.
It's Up to You
Beyond all societal pressure – both to increase your bust size and to avoid plastic surgery like the plague – the choice on whether or not to get a breast enhancement is entirely up to you. If you're tired of not filling out the shirts you want to wear or want to feel a little more curvy than you do right now, a breast enhancement is a good way to fix those complaints.
If your reasoning behind your choice is the pushing of your friends, family, or loved ones or the general trend in society to prioritize large breasts over small ones, take a step back before going under the knife. This is a choice you're going to have to live with, so make sure you're making it for you, rather than to appease others. For more information, contact local professionals like Dalton Surgical Group.