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Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2008 Dec;46(8):661-4. doi: 10.1016/j.bjoms.2008.07.192. Epub 2008 Sep 3.

Psychological issues in oral and maxillofacial reconstructive surgery.

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Carmel, 18, St. Francis Avenue, Willingdon Colony, Off S.V. Road, Santacruz (West), Mumbai 400054, India. avinashdes999@yahoo.co.uk

Abstract

Many psychological problems affect patients who have oral and maxillofacial operations. This article reviews these problems among patients with craniofacial conditions, facial injuries, facial cancer, and those having orthognathic surgery. Facial cosmetic surgery is not addressed. Problems such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, poor social relationships, and changes in body image are considered. The roles of mental health professionals is emphasised to enhance postoperative satisfaction and to provide a better quality of life for these patients.

PMID:
18771826
DOI:
10.1016/j.bjoms.2008.07.192
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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