Clinical risk in cosmetic surgery

Clin Risk 2009;15:227-231
doi:10.1258/cr.2009.090047
© 2009 Royal Society of Medicine Press

 

 

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Aesthetic Surgery


Dr Eileen Bradbury

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Psychological issues are central to cosmetic surgery procedures.Motivation is driven by the aim of achieving improved psychologicaland social wellbeing. A poor technical outcome will underminethose aims in the normal population, but for those vulnerableindividuals with underlying psychopathology or personality disorders,the risk to their psychological state can be significant. Somepatients will always be at psychological risk, whatever thetechnical outcome, and are less able to make an informed consentto treatment.

This paper describes the types of psychological risk associatedwith specific procedures, and the psychiatric conditions mostcommonly found in the cosmetic surgery population.

Clinical guidelines are given for both patient and practitioner.Prospective patients are give advice on how to reduce theirexposure to psychological risk, and practitioners are givenguidelines on the selection of patients for procedures, andways of developing referral pathways to mental health serviceswhere appropriate.

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