Personality characteristics of women seeking breast augmentation. Comparison to small-busted and average-busted controls.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The results of a study, contrasting 28 women seeking cosmetic breast augmentation with 28 small-busted control women and 28 average-busted controls, suggest the average woman desiring surgical breast augmentation is as psychologically stable as other women. She differs from other women only in limited areas--primarily in her negative evaluation of her breasts and her greater emphasis on dress and physical attractiveness.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

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

Published Date

  • September 1, 1977

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 60 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 369 - 376

PubMed ID

  • 896994

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0032-1052


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States