Significant Patient Satisfaction Post-Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast reduction linked to improvements in psychosocial, sexual, and physical well-being

Significant Patient Satisfaction Post-Breast Reduction Surgery

FRIDAY, Aug. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Women who undergo breast reduction are satisfied with breast appearance and report improvements in psychosocial, sexual, and physical well-being, according to a study published in the August issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Michelle Coriddi, M.D., from the Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University in Columbus, and colleagues analyzed patient-reported satisfaction and quality of life following breast reduction. Forty-nine patients who underwent breast reduction surgery performed by a single surgeon completed BREAST-Q questionnaires before and six weeks after surgery.

Seventy-eight percent of patients completed the pre-reduction and post-reduction surveys. The researchers found that satisfaction with breast appearance, psychosocial well-being, sexual well-being, and physical well-being all improved significantly. There was a strong correlation identified between satisfaction with overall outcomes and satisfaction with breast appearance.

"In this study, we have shown that breast reduction significantly improves satisfaction with breast appearance, psychosocial well-being, sexual well-being, and physical well-being," the authors write. "Using a validated survey tool, we have confirmed that, following breast reduction, patients are very satisfied and have improved quality of life."

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