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Patient satisfaction with reduction mammaplasty: an early survey.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8273539     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
There is an abundant volume of literature available on the varying techniques of reduction mammaplasty, possible complications, and long-term evaluations from the surgeon's perspective. However, there is very little to be found on the patient's perspective and personal experience with this procedure during the perioperative and early postoperative period. This article deliberately concentrates on patients' experiences and impressions during the first and second postoperative months. A prospective study was undertaken to look at patients' personal experiences and satisfaction with different aspects of their reduction mammaplasty and their overall satisfaction with the procedure. Thirty-one consecutive patients were recruited during a six-month period and evaluated one month postoperatively. Twenty-seven of these patients were evaluated again two months postoperatively. The overall satisfaction rate was high: 80.6% for the one-month survey group and 88.9% for the two-month survey group. There was a high incidence of minor complications (38%) and a significant number of the patients (32.3% of the one-month survey group and 33.3% of the two-month survey group) felt the need for more preoperative discussion.
L A Hughes; J L Mahoney
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Aesthetic plastic surgery     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0364-216X     ISO Abbreviation:  Aesthetic Plast Surg     Publication Date:  1993  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-02-01     Completed Date:  1994-02-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7701756     Medline TA:  Aesthetic Plast Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  345-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Follow-Up Studies
Mammaplasty / psychology*
Middle Aged
Pain Measurement
Patient Satisfaction*
Physician-Patient Relations
Postoperative Complications / psychology
Wound Healing / physiology

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