New study discusses satisfaction rates among Breast Augmentation patients after surgery

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Posted: June 13, 2013

Study published in the Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Journal outlines a patient-based satisfaction survey on 225 patients after breast augmentation surgery. 

Breast Augmentation from the patient’s perspective. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons 2012 Plastic Surgery Statistics Report, there were over 286,000 cases of Breast Augmentation performed in 2012, a 35% increase since 2000, making it the cosmetic procedure most often performed in the United States today. With these statistics, it is important to determine the satisfaction of each patient post-operatively.  

Eric Swanson, M.D., of Leawood, Kansas performed a study using 281 of his own patients (consecutively) over a 5-year period. From January 2002 to September 2007, 281 consecutive breast augmentations were performed and then 225 post-operative interviews were performed with patients who attended appointments at least one month after surgery. These interviews included questions in six areas identified for follow-up questions: patient data, indications, recovery, results, complications, and psychological effects. 

These interviews dictated the following results: breast augmentation improved self-esteem (91.1%) and quality of life (64.3%). Almost all patients (98.7%) would repeat the surgery. (Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 131:1158, 2013). 

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