Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Breast augmentation results exceed women's expectations

A prospective outcome study conducted in behalf of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) shows that 98 percent of women who underwent breast augmentation surgery say the results met or exceeded their expectations. Participants narrated their satisfaction in several areas, including recovery time, complications, and psychological benefits.

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During recovery period, the women reported an average pain score of 5.9 in a 10-point scale. Generally, they used pain medication for just five days and started going to work seven days after surgery. All in all, the patients felt that they were back to normal within 25 days following the surgery.

In terms of complications, a number of the women said they felt numbness of the nipples, but only a handful confirmed that the numbness persisted. Additionally, the complication rate was only minimal.

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Psychologically speaking, the after-effects of breast augmentation included improved self-esteem and quality of life. In fact, 92 percent of the respondents affirmed that they’ve become more confident, and 64 percent reported a better quality of life.

Patient satisfaction is the most important gauge of success when it comes to breast augmentation and other types of plastic surgery. The ASPS study serves as an invaluable reminder that the patient’s perspective is as important as that of the surgeon’s.

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  1. The current statistics on breast surgery shows a considerable increase in the number of women that take this surgery. However, i have come across many patients that are not satisfied with the results. The reason may be the wrong choice of plastic surgeon. So it is very important to take a detailed research before deciding on a surgeon.

  2. I read somewhere that currently, the largest implants available are filled with 800 cubic centimeter or cc of saline or silicone gel. Going larger than this size means you will need a customized implant, which means additional fees. Is this factual?

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