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The incidence of schizophrenia and severe psychological disorders in patients 10 years after cosmetic rhinoplasty

Authors
Journal
British Journal of Plastic Surgery
0007-1226
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
28
Issue
3
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0007-1226(75)90119-8
Disciplines
  • Medicine
  • Psychology

Abstract

Abstract Body image disturbance may be an early sign of schizophrenia. The significance of this and dysmorphophobia with relation to patients seeking cosmetic rhinoplasty is discussed. Results of a follow-up of patients 10 years after cosmetic surgery to see whether they developed schizophrenia or serious psychological disorder are presented. The literature, significance of the findings and the clinical implications are all discussed.

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