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Plast Surg Nurs. 1996 Fall;16(3):131-2.

Significance of the breast to the individual and society.

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Department of Anesthesia, PACU, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI, USA.

Abstract

The breast is the most important external identification of femininity, and the loss of a breast can have devastating psychological effects on a woman. A woman who has lost a breast through cancer may feel self-conscious, insecure, inferior to other women, or undesirable to men. These body image concerns are key reasons why a woman will be motivated to pursue breast reconstruction.

PMID:
9060751
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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