• Just like their female counterparts, men are increasingly turning to facial plastic surgery, but male patients bring to the surgeon an array of unexplored motivations and expectations along with unresolved emotional conflicts. These feelings of ambivalence, emotional instability, and sometimes even hostility toward the surgeon make the male aesthetic patient more of a psychological risk than the female aesthetic patient. This article focuses on how the surgeon can recognize and control the male patient's emotional disturbances and, consequently, better serve his patient and protect himself.
(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1987;113:724-727)
Wright MR. The Male Aesthetic Patient. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1987;113(7):724–727. doi:10.1001/archotol.1987.01860070038012
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