Why Have a Breast Augmentation: 13 Women Tell All

Before and after photos show how a breast augmentation, breast lift or breast reduction changes a woman, but it’s her words that fill out the picture. More than 100 of my patients have shared their thoughts about their experience in reviews on RealSelf.com, a plastic surgery website. Here are a dozen excerpts that give you a peek into why they had surgery and how they feel about it afterward. Note: Before comments are preceded by a (B), after thoughts by an (A).

(B) I have always dreamt of the day I would have the courage and ability to get a boob job. After years of hard work breast augmentationand two kids, this past September my dream finally came true. (A) On the morning of my breast augmentation surgery I was giddy like a child on Christmas morning. I wake up everyday now so happy that I finally have the chest and confidence I always wanted! 

(B) I had wanted breast augmentation for almost 15 years. I knew I was going to have kids, and I figured I would just wait until I was finished having them. I looked at myself almost a year and half after my 3rd child, turned to my husband and said, “It’s time. I want my pre-baby breasts back.”(A) I am so pleased that I finally got breast implants. Something for myself – and esteem. I feel like a new woman.

(B) I came all the way from India to Dr. Ted for treatment of my asymmetric breasts. I was always bothered by the shape and different sizes of my breasts, always thinking what I could wear to hide them. (A) Well, I just love my breasts now! Being self-conscious is a thing of the past. After my breast augmentation I am full of zeal and confidence and loving the results. 

Read the blog: “Lessons Learned from 56,000 Breasts.”

(B) I was very insecure about how my breasts and nipples looked. My older sister had a breast lift done by Dr. Eisenberg and I was amazed by his work. I knew this was definitely something I wanted to do. (A) I couldn’t be happier with the results. I feel as though I can finally be comfortable with myself. I’d do it again in a heartbeat.

(B) I have always felt I had a disproportionate and oddly shaped upper body. When we decided we were done having children I instantly decided I wanted breast implants(A) I am just shy of 2 weeks post breast augmentation surgery and I couldn’t be happier with my decision.


(B) I’ve always looked into the mirror and what stood out to me was my chest, or lack of chest. I just wanted to be a girl in my own eyes. People would always say you don’t need to have breast augmentation; you’re beautiful the way you are. Most of the people who told me this were lucky enough to have breasts. When I decided to have the surgery, I didn’t want anything drastic but just “something.”(A) Going from a light A cup to a C was the best decision of my life. I am only a couple weeks out and the final product isn’t here but I am already so excited and happy! [WATCH OUR VIDEO: Can You Make Me a Full C Cup?]

(B) Life begins at 65: This year, emboldened by my old age and a desire for physical comfort in my remaining years, I finally decided to put myself first and scheduled an appointment for a breast reduction. (A) My chronic back pain immediately vanished. While aesthetics weren’t my main priority, I must say it’s nice to have a more youthful-looking bust line. I actually keep (privately, of course) feeling myself, hardly believing that these are the same two “girls” that tortured me for 50 years. Why, oh why didn’t I do this sooner! 

(B) It took me two years to finally decide to get a breast augmentation. (A) This was the best decision I have ever made. 

(B) I’ve always wanted a breast augmentation. I never felt comfortable in bathing suits or in general. (A) The surgery was a great experience. Dr. Eisenberg and his team are super professional and friendly. I’m glad I chose them!

(B) I used to wish that cake went straight to my boobs. (A) Now they are the cherry on the cake. A perfect design in my eyes. I’m staring in the mirror every day and smiling – with not one bit of regret. My husband even loves them now and he was initially against the whole thing. 

(B) I started off at barely an A cup and didn’t want anything extreme. I just wanted to feel feminine. I told Dr. Eisenberg that I wanted a normal size for my body (5’1″ and 98 lbs). (A) I’m very satisfied with breast augmentation. My breasts are very symmetrical and natural looking.

(B) I was tired of the way my clothes hung on me so I came to Dr. Eisenberg for breast implants. (A) Everything happened exactly as he described, from the second we arrived at the hospital, to the stages of healing. I am beyond satisfied. If you want nice boobs, he’s your doctor!!

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(B) As a 40-year-old mother of three, my breasts had lost their shape and were sagging. I was tired of not being able to wear certain bathing suits, bras and tops and even more important tired of feeling self-conscious in front of my own husband.

Last spring I scheduled a dermatologist appointment to do a full body scan because I have a family history of skin cancer. I was so horrified that I had to be fully undressed that I struggled with the thought that I’d rather cancel the appointment and take my chances.

(A) My results of my breast augmentation are better than I could have ever dreamed! I am forever grateful to Dr. Eisenberg and his staff. They made me feel confident and comfortable again! For me this surgery was life changing and maybe even life saving because now I will never put off things like mammograms and skin scans. 

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Although all of these kind words about myself, my staff and the hospital make me feel good, the point of these comments is that women consistently report that they feel good – physically and emotionally – after their surgery. Understandably cosmetic breast surgery is not for everyone, but for those who desire it, it can make a huge, life-changing difference. (Stayed tuned to our next blog to read about these life changes!)