While most patients think of breast augmentation as a purely physical treatment, breast implants as a psychological therapy is perhaps their most enlightened application. Many women seek to have the size of their breasts increased simply to look more desirable or to fulfill their career aspirations. However, the patients who truly benefit the most are the women who can resolve acute or long-standing psychoemotional issues which stem from the various mindbody conditions treated with plastic surgery. It is this use of implant prostheses which almost virtually always earns our nod of approval.
The scope of this article is geared towards both women and transgender persons who seek implants to settle purely emotional dissatisfaction.
Breast Implants as a Psychological Therapy for Mindbody Conditions
When we are discussing the psychology of breast implants, there are several conditions which instantly come to mind:
Women who have lost a breast due to breast cancer, other disease or trauma often have acute or chronic emotional pain as a direct result of their anatomical casualty. Many of these women endure tremendous repressed anger and sadness which can lead to depression and a host of psychogenic health issues.
Women who have suffered with breast hypoplasia, unilateral or bilateral, have never developed and may be scarred by their feelings of inadequacy, being different and self consciousness, as well as the possible social ostracization they may have faced.
Women who demonstrate particular sensitivity to an actual or perceived poor body image may have also suffered emotional pain, be it self-induced or put upon them by their peers or relations.
Male to female transsexuals can enjoy tremendous satisfaction from surgical breast enlargement and can work on better dealing with the huge burdens of being a transgender person.
Breast Implant Psychology
Breast implants used as psychoemotional therapy can be very effective, but not as a stand alone treatment. What this means is that the implants themselves will rarely provide any real direct benefit. Instead, the implants will allow patients to realize changed mental and emotional states and will bring about a better feeling about oneself and the prospects for a happier life.
In essence, the implants are a tool to better facilitate natural holistic self-healing.
It is crucial for doctors to provide patients with the emotional support they need to get past their hardships and point them in the direction of qualified mental health professionals, if the surgeon feels more involved therapy services may be useful in overcoming personal problems related to breast size or aesthetics.
Results of Using Breast Implants as a Psychological Therapy
We see the emotional effects of cosmetic surgery on a daily basis. This is the aspect of our jobs which intrigues us the most about the aesthetic sector.
The changes in body are minimal compared to the sweeping alterations of heart and spirit. These are the facets of plastic surgery which keep us dedicated towards helping patients find comfort in their on skins and we hope this website reflects our passion to all who read it.
Remember, many people seek out augmentation services to fulfill far deeper goals than just bodily alteration. It is these patients who deserve our support and understanding more than ever before, so please do not judge anyone undergoing breast augmentation surgery, until you completely comprehend the reasons why they are having the procedure done.