My breasts, my femininity

A minor defect may become a major problem

A woman who thinks herself not blessed either in looks or by life in general may develop a fixation on what she assumes is a breast imperfection.

A woman with largish, drooping breasts who lovingly shows them off will make them appear beautiful and desirable. On the contrary, a woman who drapes herself in a pareo when she abandons her towel in the sunshine and stands round-shouldered will draw negative impressions; is she hiding a problem?

To the extent that she might consider surgery to overcome problems pertaining to a real or imagined physical anomaly.

She is simply searching to regain self-confidence by eliminating the derogatory image she has of her body. Even if this is exaggerated, the image may have been born of negative, past experiences concerning her breasts.

Hence, by thinking surgery, she seeks her autonomy or simply wishes to be different, to draw attention to herself, to feel less ordinary, be more attractive. Incidentally, she wishes to feel sexually more attractive.

This desire will naturally be all the stronger if her body shape has been altered by cancer, illness or injury.

But a woman may also rebel against body changes due to ageing or the result of breast-feeding.

When these questions become a very real problem in a woman’s emotional life, then indeed, it is possible to invoke an aesthetic intervention.

Even if a breast procedure does not automatically bring the immediate awaited psychological benefit, in the majority of cases, the fact their anatomical problems have been solved extinguishes their suffering. Of course, any anatomical aesthetic surgical intervention is extreme, but the resulting emotional changes are exponentially stronger.