The number of women getting breast augmentations in Denmark has doubled in the past five years, according to data from the State Serum Institute (SSI).
The numbers showed that there were 2,092 such operations in the country last year, compared to just 1,150 in 2009. In 2006, meanwhile, the number was as low as 270.
Jesper Nygart, who owns private hospital Nygart Privathospital, said that three-quarters of the operations they did was breast enhancement of breast lifting, with the majority of patients being women between the ages of 18 and 35.
Psychotherapist Lise Winther-Jensen believes, however, that such operations are not the best solution for people who have a low sense of self-worth. She pointed out that plastic surgery was a way of repairing low self-esteem, but claimed it was difficult to understand how it could be a sustainable solution.
She went on to admit that she didn’t blame people for turning to it, but argued that it was a “brutal method” of trying to solve the problem of personal dissatisfaction.