Approccio chirurgico e indicazioni ai trattamenti estetici nel dismorfismo da eccesso

Dessy, Luca Andrea and Mazzocchi, Marco and Di Ronza, Silvia and Buccheri, Ernesto Maria and Scuderi, Nicolò (2010) Approccio chirurgico e indicazioni ai trattamenti estetici nel dismorfismo da eccesso. Il giornale di chirurgia, 31 (11/12). pp. 537-542. ISSN 1971-145X

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Introduction. Patients with body dysmorphic disorder often go to the plastic surgeon to correct what they consider a physical deformity or defect, although their appearance falls within normal aesthetic standards. The aim of our study was to evaluate the real need for aesthetic treatments in such patients. Patients and methods. We included patients who practised an intense sport activity and believed they had body deformities ascribable to their sport activity. We evaluated whether the deformities described by the patients were real or exaggerated. The patients who did have a deformity underwent surgery to correct it; their level of satisfaction was evaluated at a 6-month follow-up examination. The patients with subjective deformities underwent a psychiatric examination. Results. We enrolled 51 patients who practised an intense sport activity and reported body deformities. Forty-one of these patients were found to have a body deformity upon examination and underwent surgery. Surgery was considered to be unnecessary in the remaining 10 patients. Thirty-two of the 41 patients who did undergo were highly satisfied with the outcome. Discussion. The plastic surgeon often sees patients with minor body deformities that do not require treatment but are a major cause of psychological disorders. A thorough psychiatric examination is necessary in such patients to rule out psychiatric diseases. The plastic surgeon should make every effort to identify patients with subjective body dysmorphic disorder to avoid the negative consequences due to the patient’s insatisfaction for the outcome of surgery.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dismorfismo corporeo da eccesso - Disagio psichico - Trattamento chirurgico
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 617 Rami vari della medicina; Chirurgia
Depositing User: Nadia Del Gobbo
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2016 14:51
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2016 14:51

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