Women Say Breast Surgery Improved Their Sex Lives
The poll of 55 women who had breast surgery reported a 34% increase in overall satisfaction with their sex life after surgery on average.
The poll also found:
- 61% of women said they had sex more often after their breast procedure.
- The average post-surgery sex life satisfaction score (8.13, on a 10-point scale) jumped two points compared to the average pre-surgery score (6.07).
- 70% of respondents said their overall sex life satisfaction improved after the procedure.
While the poll was not scientific, a previous study did have similar findings.
A 2007 study from the University of Florida found that women reported improved self-esteem and enhanced sexuality after breast augmentation surgery. In this study, there was an increase for ratings of sexual desire (78.6%), satisfaction (57%), and arousal (81%), compared to initial scores before surgery.
The 84 women in the study did not have low self-esteem or poor sexual function before surgery. “They were already OK with self-esteem and sexuality — they just wanted larger breasts,” said researcher Cynthia Figueroa-Haas, PhD. “They got increased levels of self-esteem and sexuality.”
While it appears that breast surgery may enhance a woman’s sex life, researchers and surgeons warn that it cannot help those women who have serious underlying psychological issues, such as body dysmorphic disorder.