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date: 14 December 2019

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This article reviews psychological studies of cosmetic surgery patients. Because there is growing interest in understanding the psychological characteristics of patients who undergo specific procedures (e.g., rhinoplasty), it considers the psychological studies that have been conducted in specific patient populations, including persons undergoing facial and body procedures. The article concludes with a discussion of the psychiatric disorders which may be most relevant to this population, namely body dysmorphic disorder and eating disorders.

Keywords: cosmetic surgery, psychological effects, psychiatric disorders, body dysmorphic disorder, eating disorders

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