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Looking 'the same': Experiences of women who have had corrective surgery for breast asymmetry.
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PMID:  22689588     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Qualitative interviews with ten women found that following corrective surgery for congenital breast asymmetry, women were still concerned with the symmetry of their breasts and expressed high ideals regarding symmetry. Although women found an improvement in body confidence, some felt their confidence and socializing would be further improved with time. Women were secretive about their breast asymmetry and their surgery, being fearful of negative reactions from other people. It is necessary to establish and improve patients' expectations of the outcome of surgery particularly regarding symmetry, as well as providing psychological and social support to women after surgery.
Authors:
Sinead Nimhurchadha; Diane Harcourt; Jennifer Hughes; Rebecca Diba; Roger Smith; Charles Nduka
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-6-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of health psychology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1461-7277     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-6-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9703616     Medline TA:  J Health Psychol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Queen Victoria Hospital, UK.
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