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={Richard Crockett and Thomas Pruzinsky and John A. Persing},
  journal={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… 

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