Relationship between Cosmetic Surgery and Psychological Variables

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Acta Medica International,2017,4,1,96-100.
Published:January 2017
Type:Original Article

Relationship between Cosmetic Surgery and Psychological Variables

Reyhaneh Souri1 and Mona Porjorat2

1Clinical Psychologist at Educational System, Tehran, IRAN

2Clinical Psychologist and Family Therapist, Tehran, IRAN

Abstract:

Objective: The main aim of this paper is to examine the relationship between cosmetic surgery and psychological variables such as self-esteem and marital satisfaction along with its components in Iran. Methods: The study had an ex-post facto, pre-post-test design. Using purposive sampling method, a total of 30 married women, who had referred for cosmetic surgery to clinics in Tehran, were incorporated during a six- month period. Data collection instruments included Enrich Marital Satisfaction Scale and Coopersmith Self-Esteem Inventory. The obtained data were analyzed using inferential statistics (analysis of variance for repeated measures, related sample test, and Pearson correlation coefficient). Results: According to the results of this study, some components of marital satisfaction (such as marital relations, financial management, leisure, and sex) And self-esteem of women before and after cosmetic surgery is statistically significant also there is a relationship betwean marital satisfaction and self-esteem, as self-esteem increases, marital satisfaction rises too. Conclusion: Performance of such surgeries always presents risks, and advice should be sought before making any decision about the surgery.

Dr. Mona Porjorat