This book offers valuable insights into the psychosocial characteristics of patients interested in cosmetic surgery.
It identifies factors such as experiences of being mobbed during childhood, as well as the nature of social relationships and psychiatric disorders that can strengthen or inhibit patients' interest in aesthetic plastic surgery and influence their postoperative outcomes. The books plays close attention to individual psychosocial profiles and their connections to specific surgical interventions. On this basis, it subsequently develops a tool that helps physicians decide whether or not a given patient should be considered for aesthetic surgery.
This book offers a handy tool for daily practice, while also paving the way for future research in this field.
Panagiotis Milothridis (M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D.) is a plastic surgeon with his own practices in Thessaloniki and on the island of Chios. He received his doctorate from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, on the subject of psychosocial profiles of candidates for cosmetic surgery, in 2018.
He received a scholarship from the European Societies of Plastic, Reconstructive Surgery (ESPRAS) and the Dutch Aesthetic Facial Plastic Reconstructive Surgery (DAFPRS) and in 2018 completed a 3-month scholarship in Rhinoplasty in Istanbul, Turkey. In addition to his medical degree, Dr. Milothridis holds two master's degrees: in Medical Research Methodology and Medical Law.
In addition to his work as an aesthetic surgeon, humanitarian service is a cornerstone of his practice. He performs reconstructive surgery and treats cleft lips and palates in children around the world with limited medical and financial resources. He has worked for Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and has been an active volunteer affiliated with Operation Smile. The author of numerous publications, he has also presented at conferences around the globe.
1. The elective nature of cosmetic medicine2. Post-operative benefit of cosmetic procedures3. Cosmetic medicine: are all people equally prone to be interested in it?4. Bullying about someone's appearance and interest in cosmetic surgery5. Body dysmorphic disorder: Why should cosmetic doctors identify these patients?6. Do psychiatric disorders influence interest in cosmetic procedures?7. The association of breast augmentation with silicone implants with suicide8. Psychosocial assessment of the rhinoplasty candidate. The DUMPO profile9. Predicting factors of postoperative satisfaction in cosmetic medicine10. Clinical tool for optimal patients' selection