Perfectionism as a contraindication for cosmetic surgery: a reply to Clodius (2007)

Perfectionism as a contraindication for cosmetic surgery: a reply to Clodius (2007) Eur J Plast Surg (2007) 29:357–359 DOI 10.1007/s00238-007-0111-4 AUTHOR’S REPLY Perfectionism as a contraindication for cosmetic surgery: a reply to Clodius (2007) S. B. Sherry & D. L. Lee-Baggley & P. L. Hewitt & G. L. Flett Published online: 14 February 2007 Springer-Verlag 2007 Millions of individuals undergo cosmetic surgery every intend to explain why, as asserted in our prior work [12], year [1]. However, little is known about the extent to perfectionism represents a contraindication for cosmetic which, or the ways in which, personality traits or self- surgery. presentational styles influence cosmetic surgery. Therefore, Before describing this model, evidence linking perfec- we welcome Clodius’ commentary and encourage further tionism to cosmetic surgery is reviewed. Cosmetic surgery dialogue on the role of personality processes in cosmetic patients are viewed by others as being perfectionistic [3]. surgery. We have contributed to this dialogue by asserting Case histories also suggest that perfectionism may fuel an that perfectionism is a personality trait likely to influence insatiable appetite for cosmetic surgery [4], and both the entire cosmetic surgery process, from interest in, to surgeons [11] and psychologists [8] have nominated satisfaction with, cosmetic surgery [8, 12–14]. perfectionism as a contraindication for cosmetic surgery. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Perfectionism as a contraindication for cosmetic surgery: a reply to Clodius (2007)

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Springer-Verlag
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Copyright © 2007 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
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0930-343X
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1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-007-0111-4
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Abstract

Eur J Plast Surg (2007) 29:357–359 DOI 10.1007/s00238-007-0111-4 AUTHOR’S REPLY Perfectionism as a contraindication for cosmetic surgery: a reply to Clodius (2007) S. B. Sherry & D. L. Lee-Baggley & P. L. Hewitt & G. L. Flett Published online: 14 February 2007 Springer-Verlag 2007 Millions of individuals undergo cosmetic surgery every intend to explain why, as asserted in our prior work [12], year [1]. However, little is known about the extent to perfectionism represents a contraindication for cosmetic which, or the ways in which, personality traits or self- surgery. presentational styles influence cosmetic surgery. Therefore, Before describing this model, evidence linking perfec- we welcome Clodius’ commentary and encourage further tionism to cosmetic surgery is reviewed. Cosmetic surgery dialogue on the role of personality processes in cosmetic patients are viewed by others as being perfectionistic [3]. surgery. We have contributed to this dialogue by asserting Case histories also suggest that perfectionism may fuel an that perfectionism is a personality trait likely to influence insatiable appetite for cosmetic surgery [4], and both the entire cosmetic surgery process, from interest in, to surgeons [11] and psychologists [8] have nominated satisfaction with, cosmetic surgery [8, 12–14]. perfectionism as a contraindication for cosmetic surgery.

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: May 1, 2007

References

  • Cosmetic surgery: a common and accepted form of self-improvement
    Delinsky, SS

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