Tuesday, May 11, 2004
Woman to Woman: Breast Enhancement Surgery
They are part of what defines a woman. In tonight's Woman to Woman report, we're talking about breasts. In fact, two women are sharing the reasons they decided to change their lives by increasing their bra size.
(WSVN) -- Janet Jackson exposed hers on stage. Diana Ross touched Lil Kim's at the VMA Awards. And, who could forget Jennifer Lopez's dress with the plunging neckline. They're all women who made headlines -- because of their breasts.
But, for those less endowed, does size really matter?
Beatriz asks, "Do you think men notice that? Do you think it makes a big difference?" Women answer, "Oh absolutely."
Just last year, more than 200,000 women had breast augmentation surgery.
For many women it's not about how other people see them, it's about how they see themselves.
Every time they go to try on that gorgeous gown, when it comes to their upper body, they just don't feel right.
Plastic surgery patient, Tina Tano, says, "When I was in the store, I was trying and fitting and pinching and pulling and trying and nothing worked, and I got so frustrated I said, that's it, that's it. I can't take it anymore.
Plastic Surgery Patient, Jenny Garcia, says, "I did it because I wanted to feel good about myself. I felt good about everything else, but I was not happy with my breasts."
Both Jenny Garcia and Tina Tano had breast implants, but they did it for different reasons.
Tina says, "After I had my son, I lost a lot of weight and I lost weight on the top floor where you don't want to lose weight. I didn't do it because I felt bad about myself, I just did it for me.
For Jenny, the decision was a long time coming.
She says, "I remember all through high school I just wanted to have these big boobs. I did it on my 34th birthday, it was my birthday present to myself, and I thought it was the best thing i ever did."
She even went as far as turning the results into a photo keepsake.
But has life really changed for these women?
Tina says, "As far as the enhancement that I've done to myself, I'm extremely happy with it, i feel more confident, and definitely have a great self-esteem."
If you decide to undergo the procedure, experts say make sure you go to a board certified plastic surgeon.
Also, don't go under the knife to please someone else -- do it for yourself.
Both Tina and Jenny did just that, and are happy with the outcome.
Jenny says, "I think that uh, by doing the changes that i did, my life has definitely changed, my personal life, my professional life and just my inner self."
Tina says, "It's a big ego booster, it is. It makes you feel a lot better."
One last thing ladies, remember with any surgery there's a risk, so weigh the options carefully.
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