A woman's perspective on breast implants....

United States
October 8, 2008 7:09pm CST
I have been planning on getting a breast augmentation for a couple years now. I have the money, but I want to spread out the time until I turn 21 to be sure I truly want this change to my body forever. I've asked plenty of guys what they think and the general consensus is they like boobs, but doesn't really affect their view of me as attractive or not. I'm already fairly good looking, if I do say so myself. It's just a personal opinion of my "womanliness," not my self-confidence. What I really want to know is how girls' view other girls with implants is affected? Is it negative or positive? Do you automatically judge a girl by her "fake" outer appearance?
5 responses
• United States
9 Oct 08
I think they look terrible and yeah you can tell. If I were you I'd wait longer because by the time you hit 23 you're probably going to gain quiet a few pounds and you'll fill out. I did anyway.
• United States
9 Oct 08
I'm sure they can make it look more natural, I've never asked any women how much they paid for their boob job. Maybe there is a website where you can ask people who have had it done. Did you ever talk to a plastic surgeon to see what you can have done? Yeah at around 22-23 you matibolizism will start to slow down. All thoughtout my teens and very early twenties people thought I was anerexic, but I wasn't. And I gained weight at 22, a lot of weight, A LOT of weight. But I lost most of it but I'm a size B, as opposed to being no size at all.
@cbreeze (1207)
• United States
9 Oct 08
I think if it makes you feel good, you should go ahead with it. They look terrible when they are overdone. You know what I mean...exaggerated, too big for your body. I don't think they should be beyond a C or D cup. And from what I've seen on TV, you have choices about shape in order for them to look more natural. If I had the money, I would definitely have cosmetic surgery. Not for my boobs because I'm already a D cup, but I would have some body sculpting done. I think the results would make me a more confident person. So if you want it, do it.
• United States
10 Oct 08
Exactly! I'm glad someone shares my views that it isn't necessarily vain or overdone, just to make yourself feel more comfortable in your skin. And I would of course keep it in check, I don't live with Hugh Hefner I don't need boobs I have to carry around in wheelbarrels!
@soooobored (1187)
• United States
9 Oct 08
I'm really proud that you are waiting to make sure you want them, too many girls rush out and get them right away!Personally, I am against implants. You lose almost all your nipple sensitivity, and for me, form should always follow function. My boobs are almost non-existent, I'm an "Almost A", I have really broad shoulders, and really big butt, so I can look really disproportionate (or as you say, I don't have great "womanliness"). But I'm comfortable with it so it works. You may think about it and still decide to get them. There are tons of reasons not to, but at least you are thinking about it!Good luck!
• United States
9 Oct 08
Thank you! I'm trying to be smart here. It's huge and I've done a ton of research on the side effects, as well as other things such as mammogram interference and maintenance afterwards. Too many girls in here are like "Oh, my boobs are already huge but you shouldn't do it anyway." I'm glad you're happy with your body and I'm not unhappy, I just think I can improve on the design.
@3cardmonte (5098)
9 Oct 08
You are very sensible to wait until you are 21,your body will change drastically. I had a AA cuo until I was 18 years old and then suddenly as I turned 18 I developed onto a D cup,I am now an E cup. I think if you go too big then they will look fake,but if you dont try and go too much too soon,then you might get away with it. No one can tell you what to do,think long and hard about it and if you still want to do it then good luck!
@Angelwriter (1956)
• United States
9 Oct 08
Well, I wouldn't get them myself, but it's ultimately up to you. It shouldn't be a poll of either men or women. I wouldn't go under the knife for cosmetic reasons, but it's a personal choice. I'm also the most unobservant person there is, so I probably wouldn't even know if someone had implants, so I couldn't judge anyone on that. But, in general, I believe that someone who would never get implants could still be the "fakest" person ever, and someone who would could just as well be a truly genuine person on the inside. It all depends on the person. I would just make sure that you know all the facts and any issues important medically.