Is bigger always better? Oh please…I hope you don’t think I’m writing about THAT! Actually I AM referring to certain body parts – but those found only on a female. I’m talking about breasts. Boobs, hooters, rack, ta tas, bosom, knockers – whatever you call ’em – we’ve all got ’em. To some of us, breasts represent womanhood, femininity, and sexuality. To others they define motherhood and nurturing in the purest sense. And to those of you who are anatomically gifted, I bet you’ll argue there’s nothing more powerful than cleavage when it comes to getting what you want.
So when it comes to our breasts, today I’m asking what price would you pay (literally) to keep those pecs nice and perky?
However you look at them (and with some women you can’t help but notice them) – and no matter their size – breasts carry weight. Therefore it’s not surprising to learn that more than 300,000 breast augmentation surgeries are performed each year*. But what’s surprising to me is how many people I know (friends, acquaintances, former co-workers, moms of my children’s friends, people I see at Harris Teeter) have had this surgery. I used to stereotype those who got fake boobs, but that’s not the case at all anymore. It’s way more mainstream than ever before – at least it seems that way.
If you are considering going up in size, consider these stats. According to BreastOptions.com, the average breast size for an American woman is a B cup. The site says that “barely one quarter of women have the coveted C cup (considered by many to be the perfect breast size).” They also broke down cup sizes by the percentage of women in each size: AA cup: 2%, A cup: 15%, B cup: 44%, C cup: 28%, D cup: 10%, and DD cup: 1%.
Interesting to see how yours stack up! Or shall I say “used to stack up.” Let’s face it: motherhood is a beautiful thing, but it wreaks havoc on the “girls.” Especially if you breastfed your child – or breastfed more than one child! And gravity doesn’t help either. Neither does today’s fashion which seems to assume cleavage is naturally included. Trust me ladies – for those of you who opted for breast implants – I get it.
But while I understand such a decision, I am also wildly curious about it all.
I would love for you to chime in if you’ve had breast augmentation surgery. You can remain anonymous with your comment (JUST DON’T TYPE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IN THE EMAIL BOX WHEN COMMENTING).
Share with us how and why you made the decision for implants, and how you feel about your decision today. Are you happy with the results? Or do you want your implants removed? Was the procedure a breeze, or did something go wrong? Are your new boobs just like real boobs, or is there an obvious difference? What does your spouse/significant other/partner think about them? Did you talk to your children about the procedure – particularly if you have a daughter? Did you tell other members of your family (like your parents), and if so, what did they say? And finally, what advice do you offer readers who are considering this decision?
And if you’ve never had the surgery – and would never consider it – weigh in and tell us why! Let’s have fun with the comments, but just remember to respect others decisions.