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It is a commonly held belief that having a good cry will make you feel better. A new study, has proven this is not the case. It is common for women to tell Dr. O’Toole that they are discouraged with certain areas relating to their appearance. Patients considering breast augmentation sometimes share that they have been brought to tears by a comment from a spouse or significant other based on something as simple as how they look in a swimsuit or lingerie. Dr. O’Toole explains that the decision to have breast augmentation or a breastlift should be based on a patients own decision not as a result of an insult or bullying that leads to a crying episode. Patients are likely to be more satisfied with their decision when it is made when they are happy rather than sad. According to My Fox LA “Crying is not nearly as beneficial as people think it is,” Jonathan Rottenberg, lead author of the study and an associate professor of psychology at the University of South Florida, told msnbc.com . “Only a minority of crying episodes were associated with mood improvement — against conventional wisdom.” TIME.com reported that crying did not improve moods in 61 percent of the women; crying also did not make them feel worse. Another 30 percent said they felt better after crying and 9 percent said crying made them feel even sadder.

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