Evaluations of aesthetic outcomes of oncoplastic surgery by surgeons of different gender and specialty: A prospective controlled study
The Breast, 05/11/2011
Veiga DF et al. – Patients and plastic surgeons attributed progressively higher grades to outcomes of oncoplastic group at 6 and 12 months postoperatively; breast surgeons did not. Overall, female physicians and breast surgeons scored better the aesthetic outcomes of both groups.
- Standardized photographs were taken of 45 breast cancer patients undergoing oncoplastic surgery, preoperatively and 6 and 12 months postoperatively (oncoplastic group), and of 45 patients treated by conservative surgery without breast reconstruction (control group).
- Photographs were assessed by senior male and female physicians, 2 breast surgeons and 2 plastic surgeons.
- Aesthetic outcomes were evaluated using patients’ own assessments (rated 0 to 10) and scoring by panelists (using 0 to 10 global rating scales and a subscales system).
- Patients in both groups scored the aesthetic outcomes better than physicians did.
- Panelists and patients considered aesthetic outcomes of oncoplastic group better than control group outcomes.