Apparently these Swedish researchers are a bit behind the rest of us.
Women who get breast implants are compensating for a physical lacking in themselves, thinking, wrongly so, that it will improve who they are on the inside. These women have problems, the least of which being a negative body image. I won’t speculate about what the worst might be.
Now, I know that not every woman who gets breast implants has mental problems, and that there is the odd, occasional bird who did it because she just wanted bigger boobs and nothing else, and she’s totally okay with that. I’m okay with it too, but the truth is, most of the women I know, and have known, have never even considered breast implants. The reasons for not doing it cut a swath from, “You can tell they’re not real.” to “Why would I want to butcher myself?”
Then again, all of the women I am currently friends with have considered getting breast reductions, except for one, who would rather have a flatter backside than a bigger chest… so maybe my sample is a bit off…