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Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 27–32 | Cite as

Patient dissatisfaction with results of technically satisfactory surgery

  • Frances Cooke Macgregor
Article

Abstract

In many instances, successful cosmetic surgery may be followed by dissatisfaction by the patient. This results from many factors, broadly classified into three categories: those attributable to the patient; those attributable to the surgeon; and those resulting from interaction between the surgeon and the patient. Careful preoperative evaluation and detailed explanations of sequelae and expected results can help avoid some of these problems.

Key words

Patient expectations Postoperative results Sociological medicine Psychological factors 

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Frances Cooke Macgregor
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  1. 1.Institute of Reconstructive Plastic SurgeryNew York University Medical CenterNew York

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