The Impact of Surgical Treatment on the Self-Esteem of Patients with Breast Hypertrophy, Hypomastia, or Breast Asymmetry

The Impact of Surgical Treatment on the Self-Esteem of Patients with Breast Hypertrophy, Hypomastia, or Breast Asymmetry

Autor Sabino Neto, Miguel Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Felipe Abla, Luiz Eduardo Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Lemos, Ana Lucia Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Garcia, Elvio Bueno Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Reis Enout, Mariana Junqueira Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Cabral, Nadia Canale Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Ferreira, Lydia Masako Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Instituição Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Resumo Background Currently, the concept of health includes not only the absence of disease but also a complete state of physical, psychological, and social well-being with increased emphasis on the importance of self-esteem. This study aimed to evaluate the impact of surgical treatment on the self-esteem of patients with breast asymmetry, breast hypertrophy, or hypomastia.Methods the Rosenberg Self-Esteem UNIFESP-EPM Scale was administered preoperatively and in the early and late postoperative periods to assess self-esteem. the sample comprised three groups of patients: the breast asymmetry group (n = 35), the breast hypertrophy group (n = 50), and the hypomastia group (n = 40).Results Surgical treatment had a positive and similar impact on the self-esteem of the patients in the three study groups.Conclusions Correction of breast asymmetry, breast hypertrophy, and hypomastia improved the patient's self-esteem. All three groups reported a similar increase in self-esteem (decrease in total scores) after breast reconstruction.
Assunto Breast
Mammaplasty
Quality of life
Self-esteem
Idioma Inglês
Data 2012-02-01
Publicado em Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. New York: Springer, v. 36, n. 1, p. 223-225, 2012.
ISSN 0364-216X (Sherpa/Romeo, fator de impacto)
Editor Springer
Extensão 223-225
Fonte http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00266-011-9785-x
Direito de acesso Acesso restrito
Tipo Carta
Web of Science WOS:000301000500038
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/34563

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