In just five years, the number of Danish women getting breast augmentations has almost doubled, according to new figures from the State Serum Institute (SSI).
The figures revealed that 2,092 breast augmentation operations took place last year, compared to 1,150 in 2009. In 2006, the number was just 270.
“Three quarters of all of our activity is breast enhancement or breast lifting and it’s typically women between 18 and 35 who get it done,” Jesper Nygart – the owner of the private hospital Nygart Privathospital, which has three clinics in Copenhagen and Aarhus – told Metroxpress newspaper.
Lise Winther-Jensen, a privately practising psychotherapist, contends that the development is a poor makeshift solution to the problem of low self worth.
“These days, plastic surgery is used to repair poor self-esteem, but I have a tough time imagining that it is a sustainable solution,” said Winther-Jensen.
“I don’t blame anyone for choosing this solution, but I view it as a brutal method of treating a dissatisfaction with oneself.”