Volume 9, Issue 4 (5-2004)                   IJPCP 2004, 9(4): 11-17 | Back to browse issues page

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Alamdar Saravy M, Ghalebandi M. Personality Traits of Candidate for Esthetic Surgery. IJPCP. 2004; 9 (4) :11-17
URL: http://ijpcp.iums.ac.ir/article-1-145-en.html
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Objectives:The aim of this project was to assess the personality traits of candidates for esthetic surgery.
Method: This was a cross-sectional descriptive study of 100 candidates for esthetic surgery (82 females, 18 males) at a clinic. The subjects ranging from 16 to 45 years old with the mean age of 23.8 were evaluated by MMPI-PD before the surgery stage (taking photographs and executing the necessary laboratory work). Data were analyzed via descriptive statistics.
Findings: The prevalence of various personality patterns included narcissistic 19%, histrionic 11%, obsessive- compulsive 10%, avoidance 9%, schizoid 6%, borderline 4%, negativistic 3%, depen-dent 1%, antisocial 1%, and paranoid 1%. Thirty five percent did not indicate any detectible perso- nality traits.
Results: Most of the esthetic surgery patients show narcissistic personality traits. This result points out the impact of psychological factors on seeking esthetic surgeries. 


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Received: 2007/07/31 | Published: 2004/05/15

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