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Psychological Screening for Cosmetic Procedures

Psychological Screening for Cosmetic Procedures

Should a psychological assessment always be carried out before a cosmetic procedure? Find out from David Sarwer, a leading expert in the psychological aspects of surgery.

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What is the best specialized training for a psychologist interested in doing these types of assessments?
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What factors should be considered in an assessment for body contouring surgery to remove excess skin after bariatric surgery? And should cosmetic surgery be included as standard after bariatric?
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What are the typical disorders a psychologist would be looking out for in psych screening prior to a cosmetic procedure?
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Can plastic surgery fix low self-esteem?
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Has research found that patients social or romantic relationships improve following cosmetic surgery?
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What is the psychological profile of someone who is psychologically appropriate for a cosmetic procedure?
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Can breast implants improve someone's sexual functioning and satisfaction?
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How should cosmetic surgeons be dealing with people who have a history of childhood trauma?
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Psychologists risk damaging their relationship with their clients when they advise against surgery e.g., due to BDD or an alcohol use disorder. Do you have advice about this?
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Is BDD a contraindication for cosmetic surgery? Where do you draw the line between this and body image dissatisfaction?
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Should people with binge eating disorder be allowed to have weight loss surgery such as the gastric sleeve?
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Are cosmetic procedures addictive?
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If a young person has an appearance "in the normal range", should they be able to have cosmetic procedures such as botox or lip fillers?
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