A survey of 70 of Dr. Stofman’s cosmetic surgery patients found that more than 80 percent of women who had breast augmentation and 50 percent who had body contouring procedures, such as liposuction, said they had enjoyed greater sexual satisfaction following surgery.
More than half wore more provocative clothing and about 70 percent of those undergoing breast procedures or body contouring said their partners were more sexually satisfied.
About a third of the breast patients and half of the body patients said they were better able to achieve orgasm. Many indicated they were more open to trying new sexual positions following surgery.
“I don’t think any of them in the back of their mind think that [sex] is a primary reason to do this,” said Dr. Stofman, who conducted the survey with Dr. Timothy S. Neavin and his other surgical residents at Mercy Hospital. Most people — men and women — seeking cosmetic surgery are doing so because they want to feel better about themselves, because they want a better self-image, he said.