Let's face it, media tells us women that we need big breasts in order to attract guys, and that bigger is better overall (except the waist line). I know I've felt that way, especially when I saw the amount of attention that my bustier friend got at bars and nights out. Lately, I've been wondering if I should get breast augmentation surgery  to get the same kind of attention. Then I did a little research. Here's what I found out:
Girls Think Bigger Is Better, Up to a Point
I asked all my girlfriends whether they thought you needed to be busty to get attention from guys. Most of them thought their breasts should be bigger, but the friend who gets all the attention really wishes hers were a little smaller. She says that guys like to talk to her and always want her number, but she also ends up having to talk to a lot of really creepy ones. Plus, a lot of the guys who pay attention to her aren't really looking for more than a one night stand.
Some Guys Like Big Breasts; Some Guys Don't
I seriously talked to some of my guy friends about what they liked in a woman, and none of them gave me the same answer. I know a couple of guys who feel like bigger is always better, but I also know some guys who don't really care as long as the girl is nice-looking. I even know one guy who says he's turned off by really big breasts. So, if you're thinking about implants just to attract guys, it's not a sure-fire solution.
Breast Implants Boost Self Esteem
I took a little time to talk to a cosmetic surgeon in my area about the possibility of implants. She said that some scientists at the University of Florida did a study on women who got breast implants. Most of them felt like they wanted larger breasts before they got their breast augmentation surgery, but they weren't depressed or anything.
It turns out that pretty much all the people who decided to go for surgery felt better about themselves and had better sex lives  after they got the implants. The researchers who did the study said that the benefits were biggest in people who felt really uncomfortable with their bodies. They also said that you should never get surgery for your boyfriend or anybody else who makes you feel pressured.
The Bottom Line
In the end, I decided that wanting guys to pay attention to me wasn't a big enough reason to get implants. I ended up working on my wardrobe and playing up what I have. I also decided to work on being a little less shy, and I'm getting more good attention from the guys I meet. On the other hand, I have a really petite friend who probably should get implants. Her breasts are really uneven and I know she feels self-conscious about it, so I'm going to give her the number of our local cosmetic surgeon and see what she thinks.