@DuckEBee: I’ve had breast augmentation when I was 24, and I could go on for hours on how it has made my life so much better.
I used to have no breasts at all (couldn’t even fill an A bra). I felt as if I was trapped in a 12 year-old boy’s body, which was extremely difficult for me because I’ve always been a girly girl. When I was a kid, I used to look at women’s breast in admiration, and I couldn’t wait until it was my turn to ”develop”. My period came at age 13, not breasts. I thought puberty would kick in, but it didn’t in this area. I started taking BC pills at age 16 hoping it would give me at least an A size, but it didn’t. When I finished high school and started my life as a young adult, I was extremely insecure about my body. I’ve cried so many times, looking at myself in the miror. When I decided to get a surgery at age 24, none of my friends were surprised : as early as 12th grade, I was already telling them that if nature wouldn’t give me boobs, one day I’d buy myself boobs. And I kept my word. I went for a surgeon who is an expert when it comes to boob reconstruction (for women who had a mastectomy, so he’s used to make very natural-looking breasts) and I do have an amazing result. Most people would never guess my boobs aren’t ”real”. I can’t recall how many times I’ve been told by other ladies in dressing rooms that I was ”lucky that it was all mine”. I’m quite prude, I don’t walk around flaunting my cleavage, but when I do (on a date with Fiance ; on the beach, etc.) I feel confident and proud of my body, which is a huge huge difference in my life.
It has affected me, emotionally and psychologically, for the best. I’ve gained confidence, I’ve gained self-esteem. I don’t deprive myself from an activity I like anymore, such as swimming, because the thought of putting on a bathing suit was giving me anxiety. I don’t look at myself negatively in the mirror anymore. I don’t feel the urge to hide my nudity from my Fiance, like I used to do with my ex. As a woman, it has also freed me in the bedroom, as my sexual life has significantly improved ever since I stopped worrying about this body issue. This surgery is by far one of the best decisions I took in my whole life, the other one being pursuing my master’s degree. That’s how important it was to me, and how positively it has affected my personal life.
Now, there are of course other things that I consider ”flaws” or that I dislike about my body. I can honestly say I don’t particularly like my nose. But I won’t do a surgery. Nothing bothers me to the point I feel and need to have a surgery. The breast issue was the only ”real” issue I had with my body, and in that regard, the surgery was worth every penny. But I don’t think I’ll get another surgery any time soon. The only other thing I’m concerned about is my eyes ; if ever, as I get older, my eyes get puffy, I’ll get a surgery to fix that. But I can still go another decade or two until that happens. 🙂