Apparently fake boobs = better sex? According to a poll published on RealSelf.com (a pro-cosmetic surgery website), women who have undergone breast enlargement surgery reported having more satisfying sex lives. It’s common for women who have their breasts enhanced to report improved confidence and body image; I mean, that’s why they get their breasts surgically enhanced, right? And it’s kind of a no-brainer that body confidence leads to better sex. That is, after the drainage, swelling, and tenderness of the new breasts fade.
According to the survey, 61% of women said they had sex more frequently following their breast enhancement surgery, and 70% said their overall satisfaction with their sex life improved post-surgery. It’s not at all surprising that women who’ve undergone breast enlargement surgery report having better sex lives. Dr. Andrew P. Trussler, Plastic Surgery Assistant Professor for the University of Texas, explains: “…women definitely feel more confident after the procedure, and you can easily see how that improved confidence will lead to improvements in other areas of their lives.” So, better body image = better (and more frequent) sex.
I’m sure the partners of the women surveyed would say their sex lives improved too, especially with a happier, more willing partner who just happens to have a bigger rack. With breast augmentation surgery running an average of $6000 a pop (according to RealSelf), that’s a pretty hefty price to pay for better bedroom romps, don’t you think? But more than the money, the risks associated both saline and silicone implants present a considerable cost to well-being, which include scarring, surgical complications, loss of sensation, and possible interference with breastfeeding.
I’m all for doing whatever you need to do to feel good in your body, but I still think it’s sad that there are many women who can’t feel comfortable without going under the knife. And it’s downright enraging that RealSelf—which bills itself as “the largest online community for learning about and sharing information and results for medical-beauty treatments”—is using a self-serving survey to boost the plastic surgery business by further tying women’s worth and pleasure to their cup-size and appearance.