Finding Happiness in Our Body Image

Breast enlargement is a serious decision that many women and transwomen have to make sometime in their lifetime if they feel that they’re unhappy with the breasts genetics (or nature) gave (or did not give) them! A good friend of mine whom decided that she was unhappy in the body of man has been in the process of choosing how large her breasts should be. I found it kind of amusing in a way that she asked for help after finding the website. She wanted a man’s opinion on what we felt might be too big or too small on her frame.

Personally, I don’t think it’s something that a guy should be choosing. I believe that it’s a decision that should be made by her simply because it should be something that she feels happy with and not something that is dependent upon by men. It’s a stressful decision to make I can imagine. Body image is a fact of life that most of us have to deal with in one way or another – I used to have a really poor self body image myself and it put me through quite a bit of stress over the years.

I used to look in the mirror and see something that was certainly unattractive. At times I would see what I could only call a monster – definitely a sign of body image issues. It wasn’t until I realized that I was dependent upon the way other people saw me for my happiness that I began to take the steps necessary to make myself feel better about the way I felt. I had to mentally reinforce the fact that it doesn’t matter what people felt about my looks. My happiness had to stem from the way that I felt and not vice versa.