Psychosocial effects of cosmetic augmentation mammaplasty.


Journal Article

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Shipley, RH; O'Donnel, JM; Bader, KF

Published Date

  • December 1, 1978

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 429 - 434

PubMed ID

  • 24173874

Pubmed Central ID

  • 24173874

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0364-216X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/BF01577982


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States