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“Worth It” Ratings for Breast Augmentation Studied

Posted on Oct 10, 2012 Breast Augmentation

In the last few years, RealSelf.com has become one of the most popular sites for people seeking information about plastic surgery procedures like breast augmentation. The site gives patients a comprehensive resource, allowing them to interact with plastic surgeons and other actual or potential patients. They can ask questions about breast augmentation and get answers from plastic surgeons across the country. In addition, the site allows patients who have had a procedure to give it a “worth it” rating. Plastic surgeons looked at the worth it scores for many surgical and nonsurgical procedures on the website and compared them with published satisfaction rates for the procedure. In looking at 16,949 evaluations of 159 aesthetic procedures, and found that there was no statistical correlation between the satisfaction rate in the literature and that found on the site. They concluded that plastic surgeons should not necessarily trust published satisfaction rates, and say that social media might be a better way to gauge actual patient satisfaction. Breast augmentation is one of the procedures with the highest worth it ratings on the site (92% satisfaction reported). You can read ratings of Philadelphia plastic surgeon Dr David A. Bottger on RealSelf. And if you want to talk to him in person and get answers to your questions about breast augmentation, please contact Dr. David A. Bottger in Philadelphia for an appointment.