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Breast Augmentation Improves Quality of Life, Says New Study

Posted July 06, 2012 in Dr. Fiorillo

We've long known that breast augmentation surgery can enhance a woman's appearance and self-esteem. But, can it actually improve someone's quality of life. Yes, says a new study published in the July issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery® from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). In a recent press release, the Society explains that “Women undergoing breast augmentation surgery report substantial improvement in several key areas of quality of life…”

Researchers developed a questionnaire that measured six areas of quality of life: “satisfaction with breasts and with overall outcome, psychosocial, sexual, and physical well-being, and satisfaction with care.” Amongst the 41 women who completed the questionnaire, researchers found significant improvement in three important areas. These were satisfaction with breasts, psychosocial well-being and sexual well-being. As the number-one cosmetic surgery in the US, it's encouraging to know that breast augmentation can have such profound and far-reaching benefits to women.

Want to find out what breast augmentation is all about? Read on.

Breast Augmentation NY

Women choose breast augmentation for all sorts of reasons – to compensate for small breasts, to balance a disproportionate chest or to correct the appearance of a congenital defect. No matter what your motivation, the procedure is essentially the same.

During the surgery, a saline or silicone implant is placed behind breast tissue or the chest wall muscle. Performed under general anesthesia, the procedure can significantly increase a woman's breast size, fullness and proportion. As the number-one cosmetic surgery in the US, according to the ASPS, there were over 307,000 breast augmentation procedures performed in 2011, alone.

Breast Augmentation Consultation

To learn more about breast augmentation and what it could do for you, take a look at our website: Breast Augmentation NY.

If you're ready to speak with a board certified plastic surgeon, contact us today and schedule a consultation. We have locations in Montvale, NJ, Pearl River, NY and SOHO, NYC. Call our offices at (845) 623-6141. We look forward to meeting you soon.

Stock images of models are used throughout this website and should not be interpreted as actual patients of our practice. Individual results may vary.

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