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Psychological Aspects of Reconstructive and Cosmetic Plastic Surgery: Clinical, Empirical and Ethical Perspectives

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2006 - Spring


edited by David B. Sarwer, Ph.D., Thomas Pruzinsky, Ph.D., Thomas F. Cash, Ph.D., Robert M. Goldwyn, M.D., John A. Persing, M.D., professor of surgery (plastic) and neurosurgery, and Linton A. Whitaker, M.D. (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins) This volume examines the relationships among physical appearance, body image and psychosocial functioning. The authors detail the psychological implications of specific disfigurements and of reconstructive procedures, and discuss bioethical, professional and legal issues.

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