Published August 3, 2014

Psychological Considerations for Breast Surgery in Australia

The desire to undergo breast surgery in Australia

For most women, undergoing breast surgery in Australia is probably something that they’ve thought about at least once. Even women with a fairly good breast size more than likely had the idea of undergoing breast enhancement surgery thinking that bigger has got to be better.

Now such a procedure can certainly work wonders for many women especially in the case of breast reconstruction surgery which is truly life-changing for many women affected by trauma or congenital defects with regards to their breasts’ appearance. However it should not be regarded as the “be all and end all” answer to such problems

A couple of psychological factors need to be considered even before thinking about having the surgery if only to have a clear and realistic picture of what the results are going to be. More importantly, we need to make sure that the motivations behind the desire of getting the procedure done is actually a healthy one!

The cost of breast surgery in Australia can be significant and even more so when you’re thinking of doing it for the wrong reasons.

Psychological considerations for breast enhancement surgery

The first and perhaps the most important item on the list of considerations that one ought to make when it comes to breast surgery in Australia is whether or not you are actually doing it for yourself.

If you feel like you are being pressured by someone else to get it done or if you are thinking of doing it to make somebody happy then breast surgery is certainly something that is ill recommended and you should probably rethink everything. Better yet, rethink the relationship altogether – do you want to be with someone who can’t accept you just the way you are?

Yet another common reason for women wanting to undergo breast surgery in Australia is that they want to be able to don clothes that they believe doesn’t suit them any other way. Needless to say, women with smaller breasts often feel self-conscious about wearing certain clothes that they wish they could confidently wear if only they had a fuller and bigger breast size.

Now it may seem petty and it’s not exactly the best motivation behind wanting to get breast surgery done but it’s certainly not unreasonable. If the said procedure can ultimately help women feel happier and more confident about themselves then that is certainly a good thing and a good reason as any to get breast surgery in Australia.

Keep in mind that self confidence is a term being thrown around a lot as far as breast surgery is concerned and can be an easy trap for a lot of women to fall into. Getting the surgery obsessively for this reason can certainly backfire and the question of whether a patient will actually be pleased with results ultimately depends on the circumstances regarding the operation.

Simply put – women should not expect huge changes in their lives simply because their cup size has gotten bigger.

These are but a few of the psychological considerations that women ought to make about breast surgery. Now while most women interested in getting breast surgery in Australia aren’t too keen about having to undergo the psychological considerations mentioned above, most reputable cosmetic surgeons do require it if only to make sure that their patient actually wants the procedure for the right reasons.

If that is indeed the case, then women can expect their surgeon to clear them for the procedure which makes it more likely that they’ll come out of their decision to invest on breast surgery in Australia happy and satisfied.

Published By: Dr Kourosh Tavakoli

Dr Kourosh Tavakoli, MS, FRACS, is an internationally renowned Australian trained plastic surgeon with over 20 years of surgical training. He is an active member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), International Society (ISAPS) and American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS). He is considered a world leader in plastic surgery of the breast and body and lectures extensively around the word on these topics.