Young women in today’s society have their self-image and a template for how they are supposed to look almost entirely shaped by the images they see of women in magazines, on television, and on social media. Naturally, the images they see come together and cause them to synthesize an image of what it is like to look perfect. Imagine being a teenage girl and suddenly realizing that achieving that perfect shape is impossible because you have asymmetrical breasts. According to a recent issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, which is the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, a difference in breast sizes can have a significant impact on self-esteem, emotional well-being, and social functioning in adolescent girls. If you’re looking for breast symmetry in the Chicago area, the good news is Dr. Bull can help.
What Did the Results of the Study Show?
The study offered data taken during the research conducted of 59 adolescent and young women with a mean age of 17 years old, all of whom had asymmetry in the breasts, differing by at least one cup size. According to the data studied, self-esteem and emotional well-being scores were found to be significantly lower in girls with asymmetrical breasts than the scores of girls with symmetrical breasts.
A closer look at the data found mental health similarities between girls with asymmetrical breast sizes and adult women who had negative self-esteem and emotional health impacts after having breast cancer.
The study also suggested that early intervention could have a significant impact on improving future health for younger patients. While surgery is not necessarily the best option for all patients, once the patient is of the appropriate age, breast augmentation surgery that aims to create breast symmetry may be the best solution.
How to Get Started
Breast reduction and implants is a big step in any person’s life. It should never be taken lightly or entered into without serious consideration. However, if you’re ready to thoughtfully consider the options available to you in achieving breast symmetry, make an appointment at The John Bull Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Medispa in Naperville. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and get started.