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Abstract

CARVALHO JUNIOR, José da Conceição; HADDAD, Alessandra  and  FERREIRA, Lydia Masako. UNIFESP Info Plastica – An informative application covering the most frequently performed plastic surgeries worldwide. Clinics [online]. 2018, vol.73, e244.  Epub July 02, 2018. ISSN 1807-5932.  http://dx.doi.org/10.6061/clinics/2018/e244.

OBJECTIVES:

The objective of this study was to develop a free smartphone application with reliable and useful information for the lay public on the most frequently performed plastic surgeries worldwide.

METHODS:

The five most frequently performed surgeries worldwide according to ISAPS (International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery) were selected. Information from the websites of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery (SBCP) and from the Outpatient and Hospital Medicine Guide of the Plastic Surgery Division at the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP) was used for content assembly. YouTube videos with patients’ postoperative testimonials were used for an improved understanding of their real concerns. Printed text was distributed to patients in Brazil’s Unified Health Service to improve comprehensibility. Content on each of the five surgeries was presented in the application with the following layout: What is the surgery?; Who are the candidates?; Preparations for surgery; Stages of surgery; Recovery after surgery; Complications; Choice of surgeon; Consultation; What is the cost? and Glossary. All material was delivered to an outsourced company to produce the application software.

RESULTS:

The result was the creation of an application with extensive content on the most frequently performed plastic surgeries.

CONCLUSION:

The UNIFESP Info Plastica application is an academically based, free and reliable source of information for the lay public interested in all aspects of the most frequently performed plastic surgeries worldwide.

Keywords : Plastic Surgery; Information Technology; Software.

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