Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp 429–434 | Cite as

Psychosocial effects of cosmetic augmentation mammaplasty

  • Robert H. Shipley
  • John M. O'Donnel
  • Karl F. Bader
Article

Abstract

In a follow-up study, 19 small-busted women who had received a cosmetic augmentation mammaplasty were contrasted with 20 small-busted control wornen and 19 average-busted control women. The augmented women showed much greater happiness with their breast, an improved body image, and more daring and revealing dress. Basic personality traits, self-concept, and the frequency of various activities were unchanged.

Key Words

Mammaplasty Breast Personality Plastic surgery 

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert H. Shipley
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • John M. O'Donnel
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Karl F. Bader
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Durham
  2. 2.Milwaukee
  3. 3.Rockford

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