Postoperative satisfaction and the patient's body image, life satisfaction, and self-esteem: A retrospective study comparing adolescent girls and boys after cosmetic surgery

Kamburoglu H. O., Oezguer F.

AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGERY, vol.31, no.6, pp.739-745, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00266-006-0133-5
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.739-745
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Cosmetic surgery procedures are more complex for adolescents than for adults because there are more factors affecting patient satisfaction, especially psychological factors. This study was designed to find answers to four main questions: (1) whether postoperative satisfaction rates differ statistically between males and females, (2) whether postoperative satisfaction correlates significantly with the self-esteem, body image, life satisfaction trilogy, (3) what the postoperative patient satisfaction and cosmetic procedure rates are among adolescents by years, and (4) whether a statistically significant relationship exists between postoperative satisfaction and a willingness of adolescents to undergo another cosmetic surgery.