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Annals of Plastic Surgery:
doi: 10.1097/SAP.0b013e31826aeffe
Aesthetic Surgery

Physical Attractiveness and Self-Assessment Before and After Breast Augmentation

Rzepa, Teresa PhD*; Grzesiak, Wilhelm PhD; Zaborski, Daniel PhD; Modrzejewski, Andrzej PhD; Pastucha, Maciej MD

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Background: This study verifies selected opinions on breast cosmetic surgery in the population of Polish women.

Materials and Methods: A total of 78 women aged 20 to 48 years were surveyed between 2008 and 2010 before and after breast augmentation surgery using a questionnaire. The χ2 and Wilcoxon signed rank tests were used for statistical analysis. Most were married and single women aged approximately 30 years and residents of large cities.

Results: The significance of professional success in the hierarchy of values and the level of self-assessment increased after surgery (P = 0.0000 and 0.0213, respectively). The distribution of responses concerning the expectations of surgery and the evaluation of their fulfillment changed significantly (P = 0.0031). In general, the satisfaction with one’s life after surgery also increased (P = 0.0000).

Conclusions: A well-thought-out decision on breast cosmetic surgery positively affects at least several spheres of psychosocial functioning and fulfills most women’s expectations.

© 2014 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins


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