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12 Mar

Do Breast Implants Improve Posture?

It has been well documented that breast augmentation improves body image and self-esteem but does it also help improve body posture?

Surgeons in Italy analysed the postural changes in 48 patients following breast augmentation surgery by studying body position, centre of gravity, orientation, and center of pressure.

A retro positioning of the upper part of the body, with a slight retro positioning of the head and a compensatory anterior positioning of the pelvis was noted after breast augmentation Surgery. In other words, posture throughout the entire spine improved.

It has been observed that women who perceive them selves to have under-developed breasts may stoop or slouch trying to hide what they consider a deficiency.

Improvements in posture following breast augmentation surgery also resulted from psychological factors such increased satisfaction with body image and improved to self-esteem. The factors combined helped improve overall posture, despite negligible changes from the actual weight of the implants.

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Source: Aesthetic Surgery Journal

Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS

Dr. Naveen Somia is a Sydney Plastic Surgeon who listens to his patients, understands their problems and works alongside them to help achieve their aesthetic goals by applying his skills and years of experience in Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery. A published author on Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, Naveen’s blog is aimed at helping you make the right choices and stay safe in your quest to look your personal best.