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July 1987

The Male Aesthetic Patient

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Communicative Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1987;113(7):724-727. doi:10.1001/archotol.1987.01860070038012

• 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)

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