The Influence of Plastic Surgery “Reality TV” on Cosmetic Surgery Patient Expectations and Decision Making

  title={The Influence of Plastic Surgery “Reality TV” on Cosmetic Surgery Patient Expectations and Decision Making},
  author={R. Crockett and T. Pruzinsky and J. Persing},
  journal={Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery},
  • R. Crockett, T. Pruzinsky, J. Persing
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Background: The aim of this study was to survey first-time patients seeking cosmetic surgery and examine what role “reality TV” played in their perception of the risks and benefits of surgery and their overall decision-making process. Methods: Information on demographics, television viewing patterns, and patients' self-assessed plastic surgery knowledge was collected from 42 patients. They were asked how similar they believed the shows were to real life and what degree of influence the shows… CONTINUE READING
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