Record number :
483457
Title of article :
The psychology of cosmetic surgery: a review and reconceptualization
Author/Authors :
David B. Sarwer، نويسنده , , Thomas A. Wadden، نويسنده , , Michael J. Pertschuk، نويسنده , , Linton A. Whitaker، نويسنده ,
Issue Information :
روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 1998
Pages :
22
From page :
1
To page :
22
Abstract :
This article discusses the psychology of cosmetic surgery. A review of the research on the psychological characteristics of individuals who seek cosmetic surgery yielded contradictory findings. Interview-based investigations revealed high levels of psychopathology in cosmetic surgery patients, whereas studies that used standardized measurements reported far less disturbance. It is difficult to fully resolve the discrepancy between these two sets of findings. We believe that investigating the construct of body image in cosmetic surgery patients will yield more useful findings. Thus, we propose a model of the relationship between body image dissatisfaction and cosmetic surgery and outline a research agenda based upon the model. Such research will generate information that is useful to the medical and mental health communities and, ultimately, the patients themselves.
Keywords :
body image , psychology , esthetic surgery
Journal title :
Clinical Psychology Review
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