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 in 2013 by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the statistics look like this:
2017 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
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.