Paper Information

Journal:   WORLD JOURNAL OF PLASTIC SURGERY   SEPTEMBER 2016 , Volume 5 , Number 3; Page(s) 226 To 235.
 
Paper: 

WHAT’S PREVENTING US TO GET MORE ATTRACTION: THE FEAR OF AESTHETIC SURGERY

 
 
Author(s):  LEITERMANN MONA*, HOFFMANN KLAUS, KASTEN ERICH
 
* MEDICAL SCHOOL HAMBURG, UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES, HAMBURG, GERMANY
 
Abstract: 

BACKGROUND
Nowadays, with the help of cosmetic surgery almost every woman and man can achieve a highly attractive appearance. The question is, why so many people do not take advantage of these opportunities? This pilot-study investigates individual attitudes of people towards aesthetic plastic surgery.
METHODS
A questionnaire was developed which combined self-developed items for a measurement of attitudes towards plastic surgery. In addition, items of the “Freiburger Personality Inventory” (FPI-R) were used. The study was conducted in Hamburg/ Germany.104One hundred and four test persons participated in the survey (81 females, 23 males, age 20-30 years). Eighty six of the participants (82.7%) had an A-level as degree of education, 14.4% achieved the secondary school certificate and 2.9% had completed their bachelor on a high school.
RESULTS
The data supported the hypothesis that people who are unsatisfied with their body appearance showed more willingness for a surgical intervention. On the other hand, fear of complications and pain as far as anxiety before an unsatisfactory result hinders them from a decision for an intervention. Significant correlations with regard to extraversion-introversion and the education level were not found. Females showed more willingness regarding an intervention than men. Gender-specific differences concerning the cost factor were not found.
CONCLUSION
Interestingly more than 65% of the total sample felt dissatisfaction with a specific body part and are thus target of aesthetic surgery. The yellow press often reports about failed cosmetic surgery, especially in VIP-persons. Aesthetic surgery should keep working to reduce unwarranted fears of people toward these kinds of operations.

 
Keyword(s): PLASTIC SURGERY, OPERATION, AESTHETIC, BEAUTY, COSMETIC SURGERY, FEAR
 
References: 
  • ندارد
 
  pdf-File tarjomyar Yearly Visit 41
 
Latest on Blog
Enter SID Blog