Investigating the Level of Body Image Concern among the Applicants for Rhinoplasty before and after Surgery

Ghazizadeh Hashemi, Seyed Amirhosein and Edalatnoor, Behnoosh and Edalatnoor, Behnaz and Niksun, Omid (2017) Investigating the Level of Body Image Concern among the Applicants for Rhinoplasty before and after Surgery. International Journal of Pediatrics, 5 (9). pp. 5789-5796.

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 Background In recent years, with the advancement of medical science, rhinoplasty techniques have grown rapidly and now rhinoplasty is one of the most common types of surgeries in the world. On the other hand, the prevalence of body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) among the patients referred for cosmetic surgery is a disorder which, if not detected by a doctor, can lead to irreparable injuries to the physician and patient. Materials and Methods The present research was carried out with pre-test and post-test design and convenience sampling method. The research population consisted of all rhinoplasty applicants who referred to the Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) Clinic in Loghman Hospital in Tehran-Iran, during the years 2013-2015 and were treated by a team of surgeons. The study was conducted in two stages. In the first stage, the level of body image concern (using the body image concern inventory BICI) was evaluated in rhinoplasty applicants, and in the second stage, in a 3-month follow-up, the body image concern level was reassessed in patients undergoing cosmetic surgery and compared with preoperative stage. Results There was a significant difference in body image concern in rhinoplasty candidates before and after the surgery and after the cosmetic surgery, this body physical concern was increased (P<0.05). Gender, education level and marital status were not effective in this regard (P>0.05). Conclusion Psychological factors seem to play a role in the demands of both cosmetic surgery and its outcome. Therefore, the pre-rhinoplasty study of psychological components (including the level of body image concern) is necessary to provide a timely diagnosis and appropriate treatment in case of disorder.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health
WV Otolaryngology
Divisions: Journals > International J Pediatrics
Depositing User: IJP IJP
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2017 23:24
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2017 23:24

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