Obese Patients Receive Equal Treatment in Breast Reconstruction

A recent study presented at Plastic Surgery 2010 examined whether physician biases affected the treatment received by obese patients undergoing breast reconstruction.

In this video, Anita Kulkarni M.D. of the University of Michigan Department of Surgery, section of plastic surgery, explains the study, “Patterns of Use and Surgical Outcomes of Breast Reconstruction Among Obese Patients: Results from a Population Based Study.”

She explains that, for certain outcomes like “clothing fit and sexual attractiveness,” obese patients in the study were actually more satisfied with their treatment than normal weight patients. “ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons) members are providing excellent care to this sometimes difficult patient population,” she says.


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