Ethical Issues in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

  title={Ethical Issues in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery},
  author={Aris Sterodimas and Henrique N. Radwanski and Ivo Helcio Pitanguy},
  journal={Aesthetic Plastic Surgery},
Plastic, reconstructive, and cosmetic surgery refers to a variety of operations performed in order to repair or restore body parts to look normal or to enhance a certain structure or anatomy that is already normal. Several ethical considerations such as a patient’s right for autonomy, informed consent, beneficence, and nonmalfeasance need to be given careful consideration. The principal objective of the medical profession is to render services to humanity with full respect for human dignity… CONTINUE READING
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