- About 23 percent of women know the full extent of breast reconstruction options available to them.
- Slightly more than one-fifth, 22 percent, of women know what to expect in the quality of breast reconstruction outcomes.
- Just under one-fifth, 19 percent, of women understand how the timing of deciding to undergo reconstruction surgery impacts their results and options.
On August 21, 2012, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) released a new survey revealing that 89 percent of women would prefer to see breast reconstruction surgery results before undergoing the procedure themselves. The survey was conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of the ASPS between July 26 and July 30, 2012, and included 1200 women. According to the ASPS the survey also found: