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wjps 2012, 1(2): 76-82 Back to browse issues page
Evaluation of Female Patients Motivating Factors for Aesthetic Surgery
Seyed Mehdi Moosavizadeh , Feizollah Niazi , Abdoljalil Kalantar-Hormozi
Department of Plastic Surgery, 15th Khordad Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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BACKGROUND Nowadays, plastic surgeries are among the most popular types of surgeries around the world and Iran has one of the highest rankings in this respect regarding its population size. Based on these facts, the present study was conducted in order to evaluate the volunteers’ motivations attitudes and informational sources in Tehran, Iran. METHODS The study was conducted on a cross-sectional basis. All patients who underwent plastic surgeries during years 2005 and 2006 were evaluated and all the required information was recorded and statistically analyzed. RESULTS Seventy five patients were enrolled. Their average age was 33±13 years (minimum of 17 and maximum of 63 years old). Rhinoplasty (52%) and abdominoplasty (8%) were the most and least common performed surgeries, respectively. The major important motivators were family, friends, classmates, and colleagues (40%) and the least were magazines and journals (4%). 10.7% of the participants described the posture and function of the target organs as perfect, but they planned to improve its aesthetic or functional aspects by surgery. CONCLUSION Those who achieve their information of aesthetic surgery from mass media have a better understanding of this field. Also, the motivational stimuli for performing aesthetic surgeries have shown to be different from what were previously deemed.
Keywords: Aesthetic surgery; Female; Motivational Factors; Iran
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Special
Received: 2012/06/28 | Accepted: 2014/07/26 | Published: 2014/07/26
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Moosavizadeh S M, Niazi F, Kalantar-Hormozi A. Evaluation of Female Patients Motivating Factors for Aesthetic Surgery. wjps. 2012; 1 (2) :76-82
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مجله جهانی جراحی پلاستیک World Journal of Plastic Surgery
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