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Satisfactions and dissatisfactions of patients with augmentation mammaplasty.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  451074     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In the study group, the augmentation with silicone gel prostheses had a high rate (64%) of firmness (as felt by the patients), which seems not greatly affected by the surgeon or by patient exercises or manipulations. In the group, augmentations with saline-filled inflatable prostheses had a much lower incidence of firmness (40%, as felt by the patients). No deflations of the Heyer-Schulte R.T.V. "Jenny" prosthesis were found during the follow-up period. Augmentation mammaplasty by a certified plastic surgeon has a low rate of physical complications (in the range of one to two percent). However there were unfavorable cosmetic results causing patient dissatisfaction with part of the result in about 15%. The incidence of emotional dissatisfaction with the procedure as a whole, as judged by those who would not choose to repeat the operation, was less than 4%.
G P Hetter
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Plastic and reconstructive surgery     Volume:  64     ISSN:  0032-1052     ISO Abbreviation:  Plast. Reconstr. Surg.     Publication Date:  1979 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-09-01     Completed Date:  1979-09-01     Revised Date:  2014-10-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1306050     Medline TA:  Plast Reconstr Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  151-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Breast / surgery*
Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care)*
Postoperative Complications / surgery
Prostheses and Implants
Self Concept
Surgery, Plastic*

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