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Body Dysmorphic Disorder

A research paper published by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery) reports that up to 76% of patients suffering from a Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) seek to alleviate their symptoms with cosmetic surgery even though such surgery rarely improves the condition. BDD, a psychiatric condition characterized by excessive preoccupation with […]

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Successful Rhinoplasty – Finding the right Surgeon

First published in A2: Aesthetic Surgery and Anti-Aging magazine (2014) Successful Rhinoplasty – the cosmetic reshaping of the nose – depends ultimately on three factors, training, skill, and experience. So how, in this complicated, specialised field of surgery, does a prospective patient ultimately identify a good cosmetic surgeon? Rhinoplasty, no matter which way you define […]

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Rhinoplasty: An explanation of the Psychology of Surgery

First published in A2: Aesthetic Surgery and Anti-Aging magazine (2014) A misshapen nose can undermine one’s confidence and self-esteem. This suggests that the benefits of Rhinoplasty are psychological. Some surgeons define a ‘nose job’ as, ‘psycho-surgery;’ the result, an almost instantaneous resolution of a previously held inferiority complex. Since the nose is the most prominent […]

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Asian Rhinoplasty

Author: Charles S Lee, MD; Chief Editor: John R Taylor, MD, FRCSC, FACS The same goal exists for rhinoplasty performed on Asians as for rhinoplasty performed on Caucasians, which is to build a natural-appearing structure that blends harmoniously with the face. As a group, Asians require augmentation of the nose to achieve this result, in […]

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Rhinoplasty – Wikipedia

Rhinoplasty – Wikipedia Rhinoplasty (Greek: ῥίς rhis, nose + πλάσσειν plassein, to shape), also nose job, is a plastic surgery procedure for correcting and reconstructing the form, restoring the functions, and aesthetically enhancing the nose, by resolving nasal trauma (blunt, penetrating, blast), congenital defect, respiratory impediment, and a failed primary rhinoplasty. In the surgeries — […]

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