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The quality of online health information on breast augmentation

Published:August 06, 2018DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bjps.2018.07.023
      Women spend years researching breast enlargement prior to deciding, and the majority use the Internet to begin their search. Walden et al. showed the biggest influence on a patient's decision to undergo breast augmentation was her plastic surgeon's website, second only to her own desire to change her appearance. The same study also shows the internet is the primary source of information on complications for patients
      • Walden JL
      • Panagopoulous G
      • Shrader SW
      Contemporary decision making and perception in patients undergoing cosmetic breast augmentation.
      . It is crucial that online information provided is accurate, up-to-date and understandable to allow patients to make an informed decision. Our study aimed to identify the quality of health information available on the Internet on breast enlargement.
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