SOURCE: RealSelf


February 01, 2012 09:00 ET

Breast Enhancements Make for Better Sex, Survey Shows

Women Who Get Surgical Breast Enhancements Report Having More Satisfying and Frequent Sex, According to RealSelf Poll

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Feb 1, 2012) - Breast enhancement surgeries are reportedly improving more than bust lines. According to a new survey* that polled women who had undergone breast implants and breast lifts, participants claimed a 34% increase in overall sex life satisfaction on average, and also claimed to have more sex post-procedure.

The data was collected by, the largest online community for sharing and learning about cosmetic surgeries and treatments. According to the poll results:

  • 61% of women claimed they had sex more frequently after their breast plastic surgery, while only 7% claimed to have fewer sexual encounters

  • On a scale of one to ten (one being the least satisfying), participants experienced more than a two point increase in overall sex life satisfaction -- the average pre-procedure sex life satisfaction score was a 6.07, and the average post-procedure sex life scored jumped to an 8.13

  • 70% out of respondents said their overall sex life satisfaction improved after the procedure, with 28% of patients noting their sex life went up by four points or more based on the one to ten scale

"The poll results are not surprising. I see a transformation in what patients wear and how they carry themselves in the office after having a breast augmentation," commented Dr. Andrew P. Trussler, M.D., a plastic surgeon in the Dallas area, and Plastic Surgery Assistant Professor for the University of Texas. "In my personal observation, women definitely feel more confident after the procedure, and you can easily see how that improved confidence will lead to improvements in other areas of their lives."

A patient's overall satisfaction rate for breast enhancement procedures ranks high. According to hundreds of breast implant reviews and stories posted to, 7.5 of 10 women who have had breast implants claim it was "Worth It," and spent an average of $6,600 on the procedure. Surgical breast lifting, which costs $10,000 on average, was similarly satisfying -- the "Worth It Rating" shows 8 of 10 women would do it again.

In the United States, nearly one million women have received breast enhancement procedures in the last three years, and it currently ranks as the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure nationwide**. At, more than 6.4 million consumers searched for information on breast augmentations in 2011 alone.

For more information, visit the community, where there are more than 1,000 consumer reviews of breast augmentation surgeries, enabling others considering the procedures to read about and see the results firsthand.

About RealSelf
RealSelf is the largest online community for learning about and sharing information and results for medical-beauty treatments. Dedicated to helping people make suitable and empowered elective decisions, the site features consumer reviews, Worth It Ratings, pricing information, and thousands of before and after photographs that collectively tell the "real story." The site also includes safety information and a Q&A with more than 3,500 board-certified doctors so visitors can interact with qualified experts and make safe decisions. RealSelf covers thousands of topics ranging from cosmetic dermatology to plastic surgery, cosmetic dentistry, vision correction and more.

* Poll conducted on from Jan. 13, 2012 to Jan. 30, 2012.

** According to data from The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in 2008, 2009 and 2010.

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