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.