• Assessment of quality of life in patients who underwent breast reduction using BREAST-Q

    6 monthes ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

    Mammary hypertrophy is a benign condition that is characterized by exaggerated breast size or a certain disproportion within the female biotype. Such a condition can lead to physical and psychosocial impairment and, among its implications, are pain, personal and interpersonal damage, loss of self-esteem, unsatisfactory sexual life, depression, and anxiety.1 For a satisfactory understanding of the quality of life of the patient undergoing reductive mammoplasty, it is necessary to validate surgical procedures that act on the MH, in addition to measuring more accurately, the change in the QoL.
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  • The forgotten aspects of the quality of life of significant others of patients with a peripheral facial palsy

    6 monthes ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

    A peripheral facial palsy has a significant impact on the health related quality of life , psychosocial distress, communication and social interaction. Even after several treatment modalities the HRQoL increases, but it comes nowhere near the pre-disease levels.1 It is hypothesized and studied that there might be differences between cosmetic appreciation of patients with a left and right PFP, and that these might lead to altered social interactions between patients and their significant others (including partners, family members and close friends) .
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