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Two-person screening of mental well being before primary breast augmentation: can we do any more?

7 monthes ago   |   By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

Patients choosing aesthetic surgery are asymptomatic individuals opting for surgery. Psychologists and surgeons have been interested in identifying characteristics of these individuals' pre-operative as well as post-operative changes. It was identified that a small number of patients have a primary issue with self-body image, which resulted in altered perceptions and attitudes such that the preoccupation with perceived deficiencies continued even after surgery. The recommended course is to attempt to screen for the mental well being, as surgery alone does not improve the patient symptoms.
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