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Why does my girlfriend want to get breast augmentation when I don't want her to?

17 doctors weighed in
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Only she knows

Only your girlfriend may or may not know the real answer but it is not likely to be simple not is it likely to be on a whim. Some women think about this decision for years.
Rather than think about your needs consider hers and discuss her concerns and expectations without necessarily interjecting your desires or goals.

In brief: Only she knows

Only your girlfriend may or may not know the real answer but it is not likely to be simple not is it likely to be on a whim. Some women think about this decision for years.
Rather than think about your needs consider hers and discuss her concerns and expectations without necessarily interjecting your desires or goals.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Martin Raff
Many individuals have varying degrees of dissatisfaction with their body images and the manner in which they appear to those around them. This sells fine clothes, jewelry, cosmetics, etc. Last, but not least it allows the plastic surgeon to purchase these.
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Guys don't get it

Your girlfriend probably wants to get implants so she will look better in clothes and bathing suits and be able to buy bras without a ton of padding.
Be supportive and don't dwell on the fact that you loving her "the way she is" isn't enough for her !

In brief: Guys don't get it

Your girlfriend probably wants to get implants so she will look better in clothes and bathing suits and be able to buy bras without a ton of padding.
Be supportive and don't dwell on the fact that you loving her "the way she is" isn't enough for her !
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
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Dr. Michael Beckenstein
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Because she wants to

This s not about you, it is her choice! you're just her boyfriend!

In brief: Because she wants to

This s not about you, it is her choice! you're just her boyfriend!
Dr. Michael Beckenstein
Dr. Michael Beckenstein
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Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Ask her

I think she would be better able to answer this question.

In brief: Ask her

I think she would be better able to answer this question.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Dr. Francisco Agullo
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Dr. Barry Cohen
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Common

Reasons self esteem easier to find clothes that fit proportionately not all about the guy.
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In brief: Common

Reasons self esteem easier to find clothes that fit proportionately not all about the guy.
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Dr. Barry Cohen
Dr. Barry Cohen
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Dr. Daniel Careaga
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Ummmm.....

Because they are her breasts and not yours.

In brief: Ummmm.....

Because they are her breasts and not yours.
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Dr. Daniel Careaga
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery

In brief: Answer varies

There are as many exact answers to this question as there women about whom it were to be asked.
In the best-case scenario, a woman who has been, with respect to her self esteem, adversely affected by cultural paradigms in spite of an otherwise healthy outlook, can be restored in a one-day step. Cosmetic surgery often leads to relationship strife if issues not worked out preoperatively.

In brief: Answer varies

There are as many exact answers to this question as there women about whom it were to be asked.
In the best-case scenario, a woman who has been, with respect to her self esteem, adversely affected by cultural paradigms in spite of an otherwise healthy outlook, can be restored in a one-day step. Cosmetic surgery often leads to relationship strife if issues not worked out preoperatively.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Bauback Safa
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Improved self-esteem

In a recent survey of 3000 women who underwent breast augmentation (plast surg nurs.
2008 oct-dec;28(4):170-4): "the majority of women were not at all motivated for surgery to increase their chances of meeting a partner or to please a spouse. Conversely, approximately half of the women were extremely motivated to have breast implant surgery to make themselves feel better.".

In brief: Improved self-esteem

In a recent survey of 3000 women who underwent breast augmentation (plast surg nurs.
2008 oct-dec;28(4):170-4): "the majority of women were not at all motivated for surgery to increase their chances of meeting a partner or to please a spouse. Conversely, approximately half of the women were extremely motivated to have breast implant surgery to make themselves feel better.".
Dr. Bauback Safa
Dr. Bauback Safa
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