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Aesthetic Plast Surg. 1988 Aug;12(3):187-90.

The role of psychiatry in aesthetic surgery.

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Fukuoka University, School of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology, Japan.


Twenty-five patients seeking aesthetic surgery were investigated and treated with the cooperation of the plastic surgeon and a psychiatrist. Three-fourths of the patients revealed psychiatric problems in their backgrounds. On the recommendation of the psychiatrist, eight cases underwent operations, in spite of psychiatric problems, and were satisfied with the treatment. Patients not operated on had been persuaded to abandon their operation after psychiatric therapy. In conclusion, the cooperation of the psychiatrist was found to be very effective in the treatment of those seeking aesthetic surgery.

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