Breast Augmentation Evaluation
When a patient is considering breast augmentation surgery that is not for reconstructive purposes, a psychological evaluation may be suggested. This is in no way meant to be offensive to the patient. It may not be suggested, but if the breast augmentation evaluation is suggested along with the many other medical evaluations, it is for the benefit of the patient.
Some breast augmentation patients are young women with a personality profile that may indicate some form of psychological distress surrounding her personal appearance and her bodily self-image. There may be a history of having endured criticism or teasing about the aesthetics of her person. In studies surrounding body image concerns of breast augmentation on patients as well as studies on body dysmorphic disorder in regards to cosmetic surgery, there have been reports that women who underwent breast augmentation surgery also had undergone some amount of psychotherapy. These women may also have suffered low self-esteem. Some patients may also present frequent occurrences of psychological depression or suffer body dysmorphia.
A post-operative patient survey may ask about mental health and quality-of-life. Many women with the aforementioned body and esteem issues may report improved physical health, physical appearance, social life, self-confidence, self-esteem, and satisfactory sexual functioning. Furthermore, some women may report long-term satisfaction with breast implant outcomes; some despite having suffered medical complications that required surgical revision, either corrective or aesthetic. If you have any questions on this or are ready to schedule your consultation, please contact us today at 702.410.9800.