Paper Information

Journal:   WORLD JOURNAL OF PLASTIC SURGERY   SEPTEMBER 2016 , Volume 5 , Number 3; Page(s) 207 To 212.
 
Paper: 

MEDICAL ETHICS IN PLASTIC SURGERY: A MINI REVIEW

 
 
Author(s):  NEJADSARVARI NASRIN, EBRAHIMI ALI, EBRAHIMI AZIN*, HASHEM ZADE HALEH
 
* DEPARTMENT OF PLASTIC SURGERY, BAQIYATALLAH UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, TEHRAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Currently, cosmetic surgery is spread around the world. Several factors are involved in this rapidly evolving field such as socioeconomic development, changes in cultural norms, globalization and the effects of Western culture, advertising, media, and mental disorders. Nowadays the cosmetic surgery is becoming a profitable business, which deals exclusively with human appearance and less from the perspective of beauty based on physical protests and considering factors such as sex, age, and race. The morality of plastic surgery subspecialty has undergone many moral dilemmas in the past few years. The role of the patient regardless of his unrealistic dreams has questionable ethical dimension. The problem is the loss of human values and replacing them with false values, of pride and glory to a charismatic person of higher status, that may underlie some of the posed ethical dilemmas. Cosmetic surgery has huge difference with the general principle of legal liability in professional orientation, because the objective for cosmetic surgeries is different from common therapeutic purposes. To observe excellence in the medical profession, we should always keep in mind that these service providers, often as a therapist (healer) must maintain a commitment and priority for patient safety and prior to any action, a real apply for this service recipient should be present. Also, patient–physician confidentiality is the cornerstone of medical ethics. In this review, we study the issues addressed and the ways that they can be resolved.

 
Keyword(s): MEDICAL ETHICS, PLASTIC SURGERY, AESTHETIC
 
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