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Do breast implants make a woman happier?

Breast implants are the most common type of plastic surgery in the United States. But do they actually make women happier?

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Cynthia Figueroa-Haas    Professor of Medicine
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Many individuals, including health-care providers, have preconceived negative ideas about those who elect to have plastic surgery, without fully understanding the benefits that may occur from these procedures. ... This study provides the impetus for future studies related to self-esteem, human sexuality and cosmetic surgery.
21 Mar 2007    Source

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Jenny McCarthy    Actress
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I think plastic surgery is fun if it makes you feel good. I'm all for looking better, so I plan on doing whatever I want when the time comes. I love Botox, I absolutely love it. I get it minimally, so I can still move my face. But I really do think it's a savior.
01 May 2009    Source

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Joseph McLaughlin    Professor of Medicine
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Loren Lipworth    Professor of Medicine
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...studies have [...] found that risk of death from suicide is two- to threefold higher in this group than among women of comparable age in the general population. ... Epidemiologic research is urgently needed to evaluate whether this association is an artifact of a higher prevalence of underlying and unreported psychopathology and other risk factors for suicide among women receiving breast implants or whether implants have an actual causal role in the risk of suicide.
01 Jul 2004    Source


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1 Point      the27th      09 May 2010      Stance on Question: Neutral
It's up to her. But they do have to be replaced periodically for the rest of your life. For myself, repeated surgery wouldn't be worth any gains in beauty.

0 Points      Radioactivity      09 Apr 2010      Stance on Question: Mostly Disagree
It depends on the woman, of course! It's kind of weird to ask this question to anyone who hasn't gotten breast implants and especially to anyone who isn't even a woman. But in general, I think people unhappy enough with their appearance to get plastic surgery of any kind won't necessarily be happier with themselves once they've done it (at least not for very long). Unhappiness caused by a small cup size and absolutely nothing else seems kind of implausible.

0 Points      j726      26 Jun 2009      Stance on Question: Neutral
I agree and disagree that plastic surgery is dangerous and does make a woman happy but mostley i think that plastic surgery is just changing who you were before... breat implants is not really a big deal because it does a make a woman with bigger boobs than they had.

0 Points      Lulu      04 Mar 2009      Stance on Question: Mostly Agree
Look- the answer to this Q is surely influenced by the underlying mental state (self-perception, self-esteem, fears, dissatisfactions) which varies between individual women who decide for whatever reason to get implants. If the problem is the tits- then new tits will make you happier. If the problem is not just the tits, then new tits will probably not really make you happy...???