Many women dream of bigger breasts… But experts say that a bigger bust is NOT the key to happiness.
- The study states that women with larger cup sizes are less satisfied with their breasts.
- The researchers recruited 345 women aged 18 to 83 and collected their data.
When it comes to body image, many women may dream of big breasts.
But be careful what you wish for, as those who boast larger cup sizes tend to be less satisfied with their breasts, research shows.
The researchers recruited 345 women aged 18 to 83 and measured their height, BMI, and breast volume.
Participants were asked to complete breast satisfaction questionnaires that covered various aspects, including how well their bras fit, the shape of their breasts with and without a bra, their breast size, and how their breasts look in clothing. Additional questions about exercise were also included.
The results, published in the journal Women’s Health, showed that those with large breasts were more likely to report that they were unhappy with them. The analysis also showed that women who were unhappy with their breasts felt less attractive and had less sexual confidence.
A new study has found that women who boast large cups tend to be less satisfied with their breasts.
On the other hand, those who were more satisfied with their breasts exercised more and reported a better quality of life. Researchers from the University of Canberra in Australia wrote: “Breast satisfaction was influenced by breast size, such that women with larger breasts were less satisfied with their breasts compared to women with smaller breasts.
“Our findings are contrary to societal standards and beliefs that suggest that large breasts are in line with femininity, beauty, and sex appeal.”
Breast dissatisfaction has previously been associated with a negative body image, feeling less well-being, and less awareness of breast changes, which can have serious health consequences.
The researchers cautioned that during their study, breast size was measured by breast circumference, not bra size. This was necessary to limit the often inaccurate self-assessment of breast size.
Data released earlier this year by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons showed that a total of 6,640 women in the UK underwent breast augmentation in 2022, compared to 5,270 women who had a reduction.
In 2018, 3,743 women had their breasts reduced, representing a 40% increase in popularity in just four years. The procedure is designed to help women who are unhappy with the shape, weight or sagging of their breasts to make them smaller and lift them.