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Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2014 Aug;22(3):343-8. doi: 10.1016/j.fsc.2014.04.003. Epub 2014 Jun 10.

Facial aesthetic surgical goals in patients of different cultures.

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head & Neck/Facial Plastic Surgery, Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Trust, Egerton Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XX, UK; Private Practice, The Nose Clinic, St Mary's House, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3PY, UK. Electronic address: jrj@thenoseclinic.co.uk.

Abstract

The purpose of facial aesthetic surgery is to improve the patient's psychological well-being. To achieve this, the surgeon must understand the patient's body image and their aesthetic and psychological expectations. These factors must be judged in the context of their cultural background. The patient's cultural values must also be understood to optimize the doctor-patient relationship.

KEYWORDS:

Body image; Culture; Facial aesthetic surgery; Patient selection; Rejuvenation surgery; Rhinoplasty

PMID:
25049120
DOI:
10.1016/j.fsc.2014.04.003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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