Anthropometry of the Breast Region: How to Measure?

Anthropometry of the Breast Region: How to Measure?

Author Espírito Santo, Paulo Rogério Quieregatto do Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Hochman, Bernardo Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Ferrara, Soraia F. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Furtado, Fabianne Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Liebano, Richard E. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Sabino Neto, Miguel Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Ferreira, Lydia M. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Breast region measurements are important for research, but they may also become significant in the legal field as a quantitative tool for preoperative and postoperative evaluation. Direct anthropometric measurements can be taken in clinical practice. the aim of this study was to compare direct breast anthropometric measurements taken with a tape measure and a compass.Forty women, aged 18-60 years, were evaluated. They had 14 anatomical landmarks marked on the breast region and arms. the union of these points formed eight linear segments and one angle for each side of the body. the volunteers were evaluated by direct anthropometry in a standardized way, using a tape measure and a compass.Differences were found between the tape measure and the compass measurements for all segments analyzed (p > 0.05).Measurements obtained by tape measure and compass are not identical. Therefore, once the measurement tool is chosen, it should be used for the pre- and postoperative measurements in a standardized way.This journal requires that authors assign a level of evidence to each article. for a full description of these Evidence-Based Medicine ratings, please refer to the Table of Contents or the online Instructions to Authors
Keywords Anthropometry
Body weights and measures
Language English
Date 2014-04-01
Published in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. New York: Springer, v. 38, n. 2, p. 344-349, 2014.
ISSN 0364-216X (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Springer
Extent 344-349
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000335157100012

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