Destroy Your Breast Implants Stereotypes with One Statistic

I have an embarrassing confession to make...

When I first decided to get a breast augmentation, I honestly thought the majority of women who had breast implants were either pornstars or the “Girls Gone Wild” type.

And while I’m not really sure why I thought that, I’ve found that it’s a pretty common thing for people to believe—especially if they don’t know anyone with breast implants. (Though it’s likely they do, and just don’t know it.)

Regardless, while doing some research for my own augmentation, my stereotype was shattered.

Breast Implant Reality Check

Did you know that over 1.5 million women in America have chosen to have a breast augmentation in just the last five years?

This one statistic alone changed everything for me, because I knew there couldn’t be anywhere close to that many adult film stars in the nation. Realizing that I wasn’t alone on this was wonderful.

Fast forward a few years, and I’ve been blessed to know a ton of women who have undergone breast enhancement. There’s certainly been strippers/exotic dancers in that mix, but those have all been outliers.

In fact, The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery conducted a survey, and the typical woman who gets breast implants is in her mid-30’s, in a long-term relationship, has a college education, and is a stay-at-home mom or business professional. What are some words you would use to describe a woman like that?

Perfectly normal? Courageous? Extraordinary?

So whether or not you decide to make your breast augmentation procedure public or private, I hope it brings you comfort to know that there are millions of women who have made the decision to get a breast augmentation—and the vast majority of them are living perfectly normal lives.

Thoughts from Dr. Glenn Davis

This is a common misconception about breast implants. The majority of women who have a breast augmentation, particularly in recent years, are seeking a more modest implant to restore volume lost with pregnancy and breast feeding, or to feel more comfortable in their body and the way that clothes fit.

You tend to hear more about the extremes, but those examples are actually in the minority.