Create Account | Sign In: Author or Forum

 
News  |  Journals  |  Conferences  |  Opinion  |  Articles  |  Forums  |  Twitter    
 
Category: Gynecology | Oncology | Conference News

Back to Journal Articles

ASPS: Body Image Drives Cosmetic Sx Post-Breast Recon

Last Updated: October 10, 2013.

 

Many cancer patients undergo further cosmetic surgery to improve self-image

Share |

Comments: (0)

Tell-a-Friend

 

  Related
 
Women who have cosmetic surgery after breast reconstruction are often motivated by a desire to improve body image, according to a study presented at Plastic Surgery The Meeting, the annual meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, held from Oct. 11 to 15 in San Diego.

THURSDAY, Oct. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have cosmetic surgery after breast reconstruction are often motivated by a desire to improve body image, according to a study presented at Plastic Surgery The Meeting, the annual meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, held from Oct. 11 to 15 in San Diego.

Vivian M. Hsu, M.D., from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and colleagues analyzed surveys from 42 women who had breast reconstruction and subsequent cosmetic surgery regarding the influences and impact of reconstructive and cosmetic procedures.

The researchers found that patients had 52 cosmetic procedures, including 33.3 percent liposuction, 19.0 percent facelift, and 11.9 percent blepharoplasty. The desire to improve self-image was cited by 61.9 percent of women as the reason for having cosmetic surgery. Body image satisfaction significantly improved after cosmetic surgery, and was more likely among those whose body image had already improved after breast reconstruction (odds ratio, 17.83) and among those interested in cosmetic surgery prior to reconstruction (odds ratio, 22.63).

"The decision of breast reconstruction patients to undergo cosmetic surgery appears to be influenced mostly by a desire to improve overall self-image," Hsu and colleagues conclude.

Abstract
More Information

Copyright © 2013 HealthDay. All rights reserved.


Previous: Talaporfin Safe for Use in Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Next: American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, Oct. 4-7, 2013

Reader comments on this article are listed below. Review our comments policy.


Submit your opinion:

Name:

Email:

Location:

URL:

Remember my personal information

Notify me of follow-up comments?

advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)
 

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

 
     

 advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)

 

 

Useful Sites
MediLexicon
  Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us
Copyright © 2001-2014
Doctors Lounge.
All rights reserved.

Medical Reference:
Diseases | Symptoms
Drugs | Labs | Procedures
Software | Tutorials

Advertising
Links | Humor
Forum Archive
CME | Conferences

Privacy Statement
Terms & Conditions
Editorial Board
About us | Email

This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information:
verify here.