Breast op women happier with their love lives, finds survey

15 October 2013

bra sizeWomen with breast implants are happier with their love lives than before they had the procedure. That's according to the findings of a study presented to this week's annual conference of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons in San Diego, California. The study involved following 45 women who had breast implants, who were questioned before and after their surgery about several aspects of their sex lives.Four out of five of the women who took part reported higher levels of sexual arousal and satisfaction when they were questioned four and 18 months after their operations. "They found that in both sexual satisfaction and sexual arousal, there were significantly increased feelings," said Dr David Reath, chair of the ASPS' public education committee. He added: "It's very common for a woman post-surgery to say she feels more confident – that her outward body now fits her inward persona." Tomi-Ann Roberts, a psychology professor at Colorado College and member of the American Psychological Association’s task force on the sexualisation of girls, said, however, that the study had ignored another aspect where women had reported increased satisfaction after having breast implants – that they helped prevent their breasts from sagging after breast feeding.