Are You Considering Breast Implants? Try Improving Your Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence Instead With These Healthy Ways

Nov 18 2016 - 5:45pm
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Have you ever considered breast implants? Although you should be happy with your body, if you're seriously considering the procedure, here are a few things you should know.

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Self-image is a concern for most women. And sadly, larger breasts are mistakenly understood as a necessity for beauty. Some women resort to breast augmentation (breast implants) in an effort to enlarge their breasts. But researchers found that although satisfaction is high right after breast augmentation, the suicide rate is three times higher for breast implant patients!

That's why Dr. Asif Pirani strongly advises that prospective breast augmentation patients seriously consider the procedure and whether it's what they really want. He also strongly recommends a psychological evaluation to help patients figure out whether breast augmentation is truly right for them.

Fixing underlying issues of self-consciousness and self-image will be better for your overall wellbeing than getting breast augmentation. You'll be happier and more satisfied with yourself and others if you try the following:

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Exercise. Exercising helps you lose weight, which gives you a more attractive figure. But researchers found that exercising also boosts your psychological wellbeing. They found that people who exercised regularly had more confidence, and that children and teens experienced a boost in self-worth when they started exercising more regularly.

Gardening. Believe it or not, tending to flowers or home-grown vegetables can boost your self-esteem. Researchers found that people who immerse themselves in nature or regularly put themselves in natural environments experience lower anxiety, better moods, and boosted self-esteem. They recommend gardening or taking walks in nature regularly.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy. Therapies, like relaxation training or group therapy, have been found to boost self-esteem in teens with abnormally low self-esteem. Therapists and sessions can be costly, but researchers say that CBT is one of the few psychotherapies you can learn on your own and apply effectively from home.

Serotonin foods. Low serotonin levels can cause low self-esteem and low self-confidence – and even depression. If you're experiencing chronic fatigue, gastrointestinal pain, and have trouble sleeping, you most likely have low serotonin levels. Eating bananas, fish, nuts, and cruciferous vegetables will help to boost your serotonin levels and hopefully boost your self-esteem and self-confidence.

If you're worried about your image and are considering breast augmentation, you should try these healthier methods first. Your problem is most likely not your breast size, but rather your state of mind. After trying these for a few months, you may find that you don't feel you need breast augmentation anymore because of your newfound self-confidence and better self-esteem.

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