Breasts – an global obsession!

Breasts – an global obsession!

Breasts – an global obsession!

Breast enquiries just keep coming here at River Medical (and we love ’em!). Over the past 5 years our consultant Plastic Surgeon Dr. Labros Chatzis has performed hundreds of breast procedures and this year we’ve seen over 20% increase in enquiries. So what is all the fuss about breasts? Are we wired through nature or is it the media (again) that makes us so breast obsessed? The fact is our obsession with breasts goes way back in history. In a recent article in the Huffington Post Dr. Larry Young and Brian Alexander ponders the question in their book The Chemistry Between Us: Love, Sex & the Science of Attraction.


The pair point out that humans are the only mammals who look at breasts in a sexual manner and human females are the only mammals whose breasts enlarge through puberty. Men’s obsession isn’t learned but is completely natural and in fact, a lot of women enjoy the attention that their breasts get too!


The natural obsession also goes way back to nursing and the release of the chemical oxytocin. When a mother breastfeeds she releases this chemical and strengtens the bond between mother and baby. As adults men just continue to generally adore breasts and women associate breast stimulation with pleasurable feelings towards their man!


So it’s only natural, breast obsession is both a man and a woman thing however women who do decide to go for breast surgery should be sure they’re doing it for themselves, rather than to make someone else happy. You should also discuss expectations with a surgeon who specialises in breast augmentation and is on the specialist register, as Dr. Chatzis of River Medical is.
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