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Old 03-21-2015, 08:29 AM
 
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I am seriously considering breast augmentation. My interest in the procedure has absolutely nothing to do with attracting attention from others; I'm interested for my own sake. I am petite and I've always wanted large breasts (but not too large, more or less a full C-cup).

I find myself thinking about breast augmentation a lot. I believe it would make me happier and more confident, but oddly, I feel bad about even considering this, given the fact that my family frowns upon breast augmentation and other types of plastic surgery. I can't help but to think about all of the starving children in the world, or the people without proper sanitation, housing, etc., but at the end of the day, I know what I want and I have the resources to afford the surgery.

I'm just feeling a bit down, because I know that my family doesn't approve. Even though I'm completely independent and reside in a different state, I still care about their opinion. I don't want to feel ashamed or embarrassed. I have such respect for women who do whatever makes them happy. I wish that I could follow a similar path.

I'm just wondering if others think it's shallow to undergo breast augmentation?

Last edited by Beautyxoxo; 03-21-2015 at 08:41 AM..

 
Old 03-21-2015, 08:32 AM
 
Location: So Cal
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Breast implants are gross.

My opinion only.

I'll take small boobs over big nasty bolt on's any day......
 
Old 03-21-2015, 08:44 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Chowhound View Post
Breast implants are gross.

My opinion only.

I'll take small boobs over big nasty bolt on's any day......
It really depends on the quality of the job. If it's done well, the breasts should look very natural.
 
Old 03-21-2015, 08:48 AM
 
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It really depends on the quality of the job. If it's done well, the breasts should look very natural.

It has nothing to do with the procedure and what Chow said is what he means "literally".
Many prefer smaller breast over large breast no matter the size of the woman.

If you want it done then do it and no one else's opinion matters just be aware that some men (when you decide you want to get into a relationship) will not date women with breast implants.

Personally I think it is false advertising and one should be happy with themselves how they are naturally.
I know I would not want a man who had a Penis Augmentation done.
No fake anything in, on or around this home.
 
Old 03-21-2015, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Yes, it is shallow, and if you are not happy with one part of your body, changing it will probably only shift your dissatisfaction to something else that you think is wrong with you.

Before undergoing surgery, and all its hazards, to "fix" something that functions just fine, I would recommend the following:
1) Go to reliable medical sites that depict the many complications and problems that can occur with this surgery (such as Breast Implant Complications Booklet) from the FDA. Then do a Google image search on "bad boob jobs." (Considering that they can afford a top of the line surgeon, the numerous photos of celebrities with horrendous boob jobs would suggest that the odds of getting a truly beautiful, natural looking result are far less than 100%. And remember, many of the images you see of celebrities with gorgeous racks are photo shopped.)
2) Find a really good lingerie store and get a consult with a bra fit specialist on what types of bras you can wear to give you the look you are going for.
3) Find a therapist who can help you to feel good about yourself without having to do it via your boobs. (I'm not being sarcastic; I just hate seeing lovely young women allow themselves to be mutilated in order to change what they view in their minds as flawed.)
 
Old 03-21-2015, 08:54 AM
 
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I don't think it's shallow at all, honestly. That's why there's plenty of surgeries available, so you can utilize them. At the end of the day it's up to you. Your decision is the only one that counts.
Don't let anyone undermine you or demean you into thinking you can't get a particular surgery. If it will make you feel good inside, I say go for it. I would be concerned more-so over a family member who couldn't accept the work you're having done. I think that everyone's entitled to their opinion, but family members should not be criticizing their own kin. I think it's immature and childish to be ''grossed'' out or feel the need to boot someone out of their family over a surgery. It is your body after all!
I say go for it.

Best of luck!
 
Old 03-21-2015, 08:56 AM
 
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Originally Posted by CSD610 View Post
It has nothing to do with the procedure and what Chow said is what he means "literally".
Many prefer smaller breast over large breast no matter the size of the woman.

If you want it done then do it and no one else's opinion matters just be aware that some men (when you decide you want to get into a relationship) will not date women with breast implants.

Personally I think it is false advertising and one should be happy with themselves how they are naturally.
I know I would not want a man who had a Penis Augmentation done.
No fake anything in, on or around this home.
I do believe it's important to be happy in your own skin, but quite honestly, I'm not happy. I have a very petite shape which resembles the body of a teenage girl, not a woman. For the longest time I've felt very insecure, so I've decided that it's best to be pro-active and take charge to gain more confidence.

I do understand that some men may not like the idea of implants, but I'm sure when I meet the right guy, he will understand and be supportive.
 
Old 03-21-2015, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Subconscious Syncope, USA (Northeastern US)
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Originally Posted by Beautyxoxo View Post
I am seriously considering breast augmentation. My interest in the procedure has absolutely nothing to do with attracting attention from others; I'm interested for my own sake. I am petite and I've always wanted large breasts (but not too large, more or less a full C-cup).

I find myself thinking about breast augmentation a lot. I believe it would make me happier and more confident, but oddly, I feel bad about even considering this, given the fact that my family frowns upon breast augmentation and other types of plastic surgery. I can't help but to think about all of the starving children in the world, or the people without proper sanitation, housing, etc., but at the end of the day, I know what I want and I have the resources to afford the surgery.

I'm just feeling a bit down, because I know that my family doesn't approve. Even though I'm completely independent and reside in a different state, I still care about their opinion. I don't want to feel ashamed or embarrassed. I have such respect for women who do whatever makes them happy. I wish that I could follow a similar path.

I'm just wondering if others think it's shallow to undergo breast augmentation?
Well, I personally think people look shorter and heavier than they naturally looked when they do go for larger breasts and are petite. Larger breasts also insinuates heavier breasts, and as you age gravity comes into play. You can add to upper back issues with posture and arthritis as you age. There is also the issue of whether your body rejects them - which is possible, and any contributions to later episodes of cancer.

I mean, I think you need to spend some time looking in a full size mirror and learning to love every aspect of what you see. People are usually no more imperfect than the next guy.

Go with what your gut tells you. The mere fact you made the thread shows there is some reservations in your mind. Whats the rush? If its life and death to you do it! But, be prepared NOT to see the image you anticipated in your mind.

Best wishes!
 
Old 03-21-2015, 09:03 AM
 
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Yes, it is shallow, and if you are not happy with one part of your body, changing it will probably only shift your dissatisfaction to something else that you think is wrong with you.

Before undergoing surgery, and all its hazards, to "fix" something that functions just fine, I would recommend the following:
1) Go to reliable medical sites that depict the many complications and problems that can occur with this surgery (such as Breast Implant Complications Booklet) from the FDA. Then do a Google image search on "bad boob jobs." (Considering that they can afford a top of the line surgeon, the numerous photos of celebrities with horrendous boob jobs would suggest that the odds of getting a truly beautiful, natural looking result are far less than 100%. And remember, many of the images you see of celebrities with gorgeous racks are photo shopped.)
2) Find a really good lingerie store and get a consult with a bra fit specialist on what types of bras you can wear to give you the look you are going for.
3) Find a therapist who can help you to feel good about yourself without having to do it via your boobs. (I'm not being sarcastic; I just hate seeing lovely young women allow themselves to be mutilated in order to change what they view in their minds as flawed.)
I'm aware of the complications and I'm ok with taking calculated risks. I simply dislike the notion that being proactive is a sign of shallowness. I do not think I'm shallow. In all honesty, I'm not the type to wear provocative clothing. I'd like to do this for myself as a birthday gift.
 
Old 03-21-2015, 09:05 AM
 
Location: St. Louis
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As a woman who once had DD's and now a B, I'm not sure I understand why you'd want that. Honestly I love my smaller lighter breasts and I think I look much better in clothes now.
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