Have you been thinking about getting a boob job? You probably know breast augmentation surgery and other reasons for breast implants grown quite a bit over the past couple of decades. You might have thought, as many have, mostly celebrities, porn stars, and exotic dancers are the main participants in breast enlargement surgery, but you might be rather surprised the stats lead, by age group anyway, outside the typical ages where lovely celebs, exotic dancers and adult film stars populate.

Ok. Considering it’s the number one cosmetic surgery in the U.S., and even though the potential for stigma as to not being taken as seriously does still accompany getting a boob job, nevertheless, many women still want some sort of breast enhancement surgery, whether enlargement or reshaping.

So what’s motivating these women? Youthful vanity or insecurity? Aging vanity and insecurity? Superficiality? Desperation? The answer as to these women’s motivations might surprise you.

Why Consider a Boob Job?

Of the nearly 291,000 (up 37% since 2000 and still rising) implant procedures in the U.S., as recorded by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the statistics look like this and continue to be in the top five cosmetic procedures performed annually.

ASAP Breast Augmentations, by Age

13-19 — 8,234 (can you believe it? 13 year-olds!!)

20-29 — 83,638

30-39 — 105,877

40-54 — 85,516

55+ — 6,934

*quoted stat source


As you can see, judging by the greater numbers, between 30 and 54, we’re not talking about adult film stars or topless dancers!

Of course, these stats don’t answer the “why’s” behind these women actually going through with getting a boob job, but the stats do shed some light on where the popularity lies.