Characteristics of a Population of Women with Breast Implants Compared with Women Seeking Other Types of Plastic Surgery

@article{Brinton2000CharacteristicsOA,
  title={Characteristics of a Population of Women with Breast Implants Compared with Women Seeking Other Types of Plastic Surgery},
  author={Louise A. Brinton and S. Lori Brown and Theodore Colton and Mary Cay Burich and Jay Lubin},
  journal={Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery},
  year={2000},
  volume={105},
  pages={919-927}
}
Several previous studies have shown that breast implant patients demonstrate a number of differences compared with the general population. However, studies have not compared patients with breast implants with women receiving other types of plastic surgery, of interest because this latter group has been proposed as a comparison group for assessing the long-term health effects experienced by breast implant patients. Questionnaire data obtained from 7447 breast implant patients and 2203 patients… 
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