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Summary: It’s easy to distill breast augmentation into a formulation of “people like big breasts.” But I’m not entirely sure that explains their popularity in total. According to some research, breast augmentation is growing in popularity in Denmark. Why would this be? There have to be reasons for it, is what I’m getting at. So why are breast augmentation procedures popular? It turns out there are many reasons for it, and, mostly, they’re all legitimate reasons.

Breast Augmentation Popular Abroad

There was a time when the breast augmentation was the undisputed king of all plastic surgery procedures. However, its popularity has waned in recent years. In fact, since the advent of the breast lift, more and more women every year opt for that procedure instead. And it makes sense for many women to do just that. And while breast augmentation isn’t as popular as it was ten years ago, it’s still incredibly popular. It’s just not growing as fast as it used to. Of course, that’s not true everywhere. According to some recent data released, the nation of Denmark has seen a substantial increase in breast augmentations in the past fifteen years.

How substantial? In 2012, plastic surgeons in Denmark performed just under 2100 breast augmentation procedures. Compare that to 1100 in 2009 or just around 200 in 2004. That’s right, 2012 saw ten times as many breast augmentation procedures as 2004. That’s a big increase, and its at odds with the trends in places such as the United States, which has seen slightly less energetic increases. What could account for this increase in Denmark? Possibly, it’s the advertising—it’s not uncommon to see billboards of perfectly surgically altered breasts in Denmark, in all their glory.

Why Are Breast Augmentation Procedures Popular?

But that’s not all. Of course, there’s an incredible amount of pressure to be “fit,” and that’s certainly true in Europe. So part of it must be that as well. And, of course, there are the changing economics of the world. Europe is, as a whole, not necessarily flourishing but neither is it floundering. Denmark, in particular, has been well-positioned economically for some time, and that might help improve popularity—that is, people have more expendable income to spend on things like breast augmentation procedures. But that can’t be all of it either. Perhaps all three of these things combined to create a perfect storm situation in Denmark.

Of course, none of that would matter if the procedure at the heart of it—breast augmentation procedures—didn’t accomplish what they set out to do. Breast augmentation is one of those procedures that most patients are incredibly happy with, once it’s all done and finished. According to plastic surgery social media site RealSelf.com, breast augmentation has a very high “worth it” rating—that is, most patients who undergo the procedure indicate that it is “worth” the pain and time that go into it. That said, plastic surgeons have gotten quite good at mitigating most of that pain.

The Underlying Results

So why is this? Why are people thrilled with the look of their new breasts? Well, there are a couple of reasons for that as well. First and foremost, plastic surgeons have gotten very good at making breast implants look quite natural. That is, unless you go quite big (and some patients do), many people won’t be able to tell you’ve had a breast augmentation—or, at least, they won’t be able to immediately tell that the breasts are fake. Modern implants have a very natural shape to them and also a very natural feel.

For many women, breast augmentation is about bringing their body into proportion. For better or worse (worse for many), our society has very strict ideas about what the proportion between hips, waist, and bust should be. For women who were born with less in the bust area, a breast augmentation is a great way to bring everything else into the kind of proportion that is generally deemed to be most attractive. Now, certainly, it’s not for everybody—but for those who want it, breast augmentation is a very effective procedure.

Look Great, Feel Great

According to the website of the Milwaukee breast augmentation experts at Milwaukee Plastic Surgery, most women who undergo a breast augmentation report an increase in their reported quality of life. This could be because they have a higher self-esteem or more self-confidence, or it could simply be because they look more like the way they want to look. Whatever the reason, this increase in quality of life is not to be underestimated, and it’s one of the primary benefits of breast augmentation procedures no matter where in the world you are. For many women, a breast augmentation procedure is the key to a body that they love—and, ironically, I think when you love your body you can spend less time thinking about it.

Breast augmentation continues to be quite popular in Denmark, and we don’t think that will change any time soon. If history is any indication, breast augmentation will, in fact, continue to be popular the world over. And if you’re wondering why, you can just take a look at the results.

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