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Cosmetic Patient Selection and Psychosocial Background

A Clinical Guide to Post-operative Satisfaction

Authors: Milothridis, Panagiotis

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  • Demonstrates the influence of psychosocial predispositions on patients’ postoperative satisfaction
  • Addresses both theoretical and practical aspects of patients’ motivation for cosmetic surgery
  • Includes step-by-step instructions for carefully selecting patients
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This book offers valuable insights into the psychosocial characteristics of patients interested in cosmetic surgery.

It identifies factors such as experiences of being mobbed during childhood, as well as the nature of social relationships and psychiatric disorders that can strengthen or inhibit patients' interest in aesthetic plastic surgery and influence their postoperative outcomes. The books plays close attention to individual psychosocial profiles and their connections to specific surgical interventions. On this basis, it subsequently develops a tool that helps physicians decide whether or not a given patient should be considered for aesthetic surgery.

This book offers a handy tool for daily practice, while also paving the way for future research in this field.

About the authors

Panagiotis Milothridis (M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D.) is a plastic surgeon with his own practices in Thessaloniki and on the island of Chios. He received his doctorate from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, on the subject of psychosocial profiles of candidates for cosmetic surgery, in 2018.

He received a scholarship from the European Societies of Plastic, Reconstructive Surgery (ESPRAS) and the Dutch Aesthetic Facial Plastic Reconstructive Surgery (DAFPRS) and in 2018 completed a 3-month scholarship in Rhinoplasty in Istanbul, Turkey. In addition to his medical degree, Dr. Milothridis holds two master's degrees: in Medical Research Methodology and Medical Law.

In addition to his work as an aesthetic surgeon, humanitarian service is a cornerstone of his practice. He performs reconstructive surgery and treats cleft lips and palates in children around the world with limited medical and financial resources. He has worked for Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and has been an active volunteer affiliated with Operation Smile. The author of numerous publications, he has also presented at conferences around the globe.

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“All medical-oriented purveyors of cosmetic procedures would benefit from reading this book, including those actively offering medical cosmetic services as well as those commencing the journey. … Readers of this book will be offered guidelines that enable them to avoid many of the pitfalls faced by the administration of cosmetic procedures.” (Jeffrey S. Rosenthal, Doody’s Book Reviews, August 21, 2020)


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cosmetic Patient Selection and Psychosocial Background
Book Subtitle
A Clinical Guide to Post-operative Satisfaction
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-44725-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-44725-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-44724-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 100
Number of Illustrations
3 illustrations in colour
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