Some people may not realize how important body image can be to a person’s sense of self-confidence. Women especially seem to be under the most pressure to look a certain way, with major influences coming from Hollywood and the media.
It’s little wonder that women often seek out cosmetic procedures like breast augmentation to help them regain a sense of self-confidence or to recapture a healthy body image. Or, in some cases, they’re trying to reach those goals for the first time ever.
Does Breast Size Really Matter?
One aspect of the body that often holds significant importance to a woman’s self-confidence is the appearance of her breasts. Women’s breasts have long been used by many in the media as the defining measure of a woman. And historically, there’s been a prevailing belief, particularly among men, that ‘bigger is better’ when it comes to women’s breast size.
If you have small breasts and have felt “less than” for most of your life because of your diminutive breast size, the thought of breast augmentation can be simultaneously exciting combined with a sense of sheer relief.
Maybe you just want to feel better about how you look in your clothes or in the mirror.
Or maybe you’ve dealt with “small boob” jokes for long enough and you’re finally ready to make some changes. Either way, you deserve to have the kind of body you want.
Telling Your Husband or Father About Your Breast Augmentation
Sharing your decision with family and friends is often much less exciting and not at all relieving. In fact, in many cases, it can be a source of great anxiety. A husband or father may be concerned that you’ll become the target for men with unsavory characters, or even worse, that they may try to force their attention on you.
You may encounter less than enthusiastic reactions from some of the women in your life, either from a place of similar concerns as the men, or perhaps they’re feeling a bit envious.
Maybe they’re just concerned about the risks and possible complications of breast augmentation surgery.
None of this should stop you from moving forward with breast augmentation or any other cosmetic procedure you may decide to have done. Ultimately, it’s your body and the decision is yours to make.
It Helps to Calm Their Fears
Some of the potentially negative reactions you may receive from friends and family can be avoided, simply by the way you present your decision. Here are a few suggestions to keep in mind when you’re breaking the news to loved ones and people who truly care about you:
- Do your research. Let them know you’ve thoroughly researched, not just breast augmentation procedures, but also the doctor who will be performing the surgery.
- Let them know how important their support is to you. When they understand how happy this will make you, and how much it will boost your sense of self-confidence, it will be difficult for them to not show support.
- Calm their fears. Talk about the surgery and let them know what will be done and how your recovery is expected to progress. Give them the chance to ask about any risks or complications.
Sometimes the fear of the unknown is enough to cause a resistance to change…even if that change is in someone else’s body. By having an open, honest discussion about your decision for breast augmentation, it allows both sides to share their feelings.
It’s almost always easier to deal with someone’s resistance and misgivings once you understand that most concerns come from a place of love and caring. It’s important to realize, at the end of the day, the people in your life just want you to be safe and happy.
To schedule a private consultation about breast augmentation surgery, contact us today and we’ll be happy to help you get started!