See What HealthDay Can Do For You
Contact Us

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."

Full Text

Physician's Briefing

HealthDay

HealthDay is the world’s largest syndicator of health news and content, and providers of custom health/medical content.

Consumer Health News

A health news feed, reviewing the latest and most topical health stories.

Professional News

A news feed for Health Care Professionals (HCPs), reviewing latest medical research and approvals.