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Dermatol Surg. 2018 Aug;44(8):1121-1128. doi: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000001523.

Prospective Cohort Study Investigating Changes in Body Image, Quality of Life, and Self-Esteem Following Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Procedures.

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1
Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
2
Department of Dermatology, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.
3
Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
4
College of Public Health, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
5
Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Minimally invasive cosmetic injectable procedures are increasingly common. However, a few studies have investigated changes in psychosocial functioning following these treatments.

OBJECTIVE:

To assess changes in body image, quality of life, and self-esteem following cosmetic injectable treatment with soft tissue fillers and neuromodulators.

METHODS:

Open, prospective study of 75 patients undergoing cosmetic injectable procedures for facial aging to evaluate changes in psychosocial functioning within 6 weeks of treatment. Outcome measures included the Derriford appearance scale (DAS-24), body image quality of life inventory (BIQLI), and the Rosenberg self-esteem scale.

RESULTS:

Body image dissatisfaction, as assessed by the DAS-24, improved significantly 6 weeks after the treatment. Body image quality of life, as assessed by the BIQLI, improved, but the change did not reach statistical significance. Self-esteem was unchanged after the treatment.

CONCLUSION:

Minimally invasive cosmetic injectable procedures were associated with reductions in body image dissatisfaction. Future research, using recently developed cosmetic surgery-specific instruments, may provide further insight into the psychosocial benefits of minimally invasive procedures.

PMID:
29659404
DOI:
10.1097/DSS.0000000000001523
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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