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A prospective, multi-site investigation of patient satisfaction and psychosocial status following cosmetic surgery Print

David B. Sarwer,MD, Lauren M. Gibbons,MD, Leanne Magee,MD, James L. Baker,MD, Laurie A. Casas,MD, Paul M. Glat,MD, Alan H. Gold,MD, Mark L. Jewell,MD, Don LaRossa,MD, Foad Nahai,MD, V. Leroy Young, MD
Aesthetic Surgery Journal
May 2005 (Vol. 25, Issue 3, Pages 263-269)

Background

Although several studies have investigated patient satisfaction and changes in body image following aesthetic plastic surgery, few have investigated more specific dimensions of body image, including dysphoric emotions that occur in specific social situations or body image quality of life. In addition, few studies have investigated changes in body image that may occur in concert with changes in more general areas of psychosocial functioning, such as depressive symptoms and self-esteem.

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