breast implants may alter a woman’s sex life for the better.
a new study from Brazil, women who had cosmetic surgery to enhance their breast
size experienced a significant increase in arousal and satisfaction following
the procedure, HealthDay News reported. However, the researchers also
found that women who had stretch marks after getting breast implants did not
experience the same improvement in their sex lives.
included 45 women who were planning on undergoing breast augmentation.
Before the surgery, Dr. Paulo Guimaros and his colleagues gave the women
a questionnaire to assess the quality of their sex lives and sexual
satisfaction. The women took the same questionnaire two, four and 18
months after the operation.
Of the 36
women who did not develop stretch marks after the surgery, all reported
improved levels of arousal and more satisfaction with their sexual experiences,
according to HealthDay News.
the study’s finding, some experts argued that getting breast implants can help
boost a woman’s confidence in the bedroom.
think that the female breast is a very important part of a woman’s body, in
terms of how a woman feels about herself in public, how her clothes fit and how
she feels about herself sexually,” Dr. David Reath, chair of the public
education committee of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), told
HealthDay News. “It’s very common for a woman post-surgery to say she
feels more confident, that her outward body now fits her inward persona.”
some experts believe that other psychological factors may be contributing to
we have exerted a great effort, spent a great deal of money and effort and time
on something, we tend to justify that effort,” Tomi-Ann Roberts, a distinguished
professor of psychology at Colorado College, told HealthDay News. “Our
good feeling is increased because of the effort, not the thing itself.”
results will be presented this week at the ASPS annual meeting in San Diego.