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Decision Aid Summary

Title Making quality decisions about primary breast augmentation surgery.
To access it Click here to view the decision aid on the developer website
Audience Adult (age 18 or older) females actively considering primary breast augmentation (enlargement) surgery with saline or silicone implants for cosmetic reasons.
Options included Is plastic surgery right for me?
Should I have breast augmentation surgery?
Breast implant fill: saline or silicone?
Breast implant shape: anatomic or round?
Breast implant shell: textured or smooth?
How do I choose the right size breast implant?
Breast implant surgery incision location: inframammary fold or periareolar?
Breast implant placement plane: under or over the chest muscle?
Year of last update or review 2020
Format Web, paper, PDF
Developer Chelsea O. Hagopian, DNP
Where was it developed? chelsea.hagopian@alumni.emory.edu
Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University
Health condition Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery
Type of decision aid Treatment
Language English
Based on IPDAS criteria (International Patient Decision Aid Standards) this decision aid (and/or supporting materials) meets:
7 out of 7 criteria to be defined as a patient decision aid
8 out of 8 criteria to lower the risk of making a biased decision
Not applicable: other criteria for decision aids about screening or testing

Last modified: 2024-03-04.