Thursday, May 7, 2009

Plastic surgery - Impact on Quality of Life

People have cosmetic surgery for a variety of reasons.

Some people want to be hip, cool, and some merely want to look better to get a job. No small task in this economic environment.

But that aside HOW DOES IT EFFECT THE QUALITY OF LIFE?

A study by Shakespeare and Cole of 110 patients undergoing breast reductions showed a substantial improvement in physical and social function as well as mental and general health.

A study by Rankin of 105 patients undergoing elective cosmetic surgery showed a marked improvement in quality of life; there was less depression and marked increase in their social and sexual lives.

A multi-center study done by Meningoud of 103 patients found patients had LESS social anxiety; however, depression did not improve significantly.

So there you have it. Who needs Lexapro or Paxil when you have your favorite plastic surgeon on hand?

Stop the pills and come on in.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Subscribe to this blog for on-going discussions of plastic surgery and it role in modern life. And visit Dr. Brueck's web site for a more complete and comprehensive view of plastic surgery and its contribution to emotional well-being.





0 Comments:

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home