Psychosocial issues and their relevance to the cosmetic surgery patient.

  title={Psychosocial issues and their relevance to the cosmetic surgery patient.},
  author={Ted A Grossbart and David B Sarwer},
  journal={Seminars in cutaneous medicine and surgery},
  volume={22 2},
Psychosocial issues permeate the field of cosmetic surgery: 1. The preoperative psychological profile of cosmetic surgery patients is likely to differ from that of people who don't come for surgery. Despite several decades of research, this difference is not well understood. 2. Cosmetic surgery patients often look for more than changes in their physical appearance. If these procedures do not lead to improvements in body satisfaction, self-esteem, or quality of life, then what is their purpose… CONTINUE READING

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