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Aesthetic-cosmetic surgery and ethical challenges

Show simple item record Atiyeh B.S. Rubeiz M.T. Hayek S.N.
dc.contributor.editor Nov-2008 2017-10-05T16:07:25Z 2017-10-05T16:07:25Z 2008
dc.identifier 10.1007/s00266-008-9246-3
dc.description.abstract Is aesthetic surgery a business guided by market structures aimed primarily at material gain and profit or a surgical intervention intended to benefit patients and an integral part of the health-care system? Is it a frivolous subspecialty or does it provide a real and much needed service to a wide range of patients? At present, cosmetic surgery is passing through an identity crisis as well as an acute ethical dilemma. A closer look from an ethical viewpoint makes clear that the doctor who offers aesthetic interventions faces many serious ethical problems which have to do with the identity of the surgeon as a healer. Aesthetic surgery that works only according to market categories runs the risk of losing the view for the real need of patients and will be nothing else than a part of a beauty industry which has the only aim to sell something, not to help people. Such an aesthetic surgery is losing sight of real values and makes profit from the ideology of a society that serves only vanity, youthfulness, and personal success. Unfortunately, some colleagues brag that they chose the plastic surgery specialty just to become rich aesthetic surgeons, using marketing tactics to promote their practice. This is, at present, the image we project. As rightly proposed, going back a little to Hippocrates, to the basics of being a physician, is urgently warranted! Being a physician is all that a cosmetic surgeon should be. In the long run, how one skillfully and ethically practices the art of plastic surgery will always speak louder than any words. © 2008 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC and International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
dc.format.extent Pages: (829-839)
dc.language English
dc.publisher NEW YORK
dc.relation.ispartof Publication Name: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery; Publication Year: 2008; Volume: 32; no. 6; Pages: (829-839);
dc.source Scopus
dc.title Aesthetic-cosmetic surgery and ethical challenges
dc.type Review
dc.contributor.affiliation Atiyeh, B.S., Mediterranean Council for Burns and Fire Disasters - MBC, Palermo, Italy, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Rubeiz, M.T., Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Hayek, S.N., Department of Surgery, University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, Iowa City, IA 52242, United States
dc.contributor.authorAddress Atiyeh, B. S.; Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon; email:
dc.contributor.authorCorporate University: American University of Beirut Medical Center; Faculty: Faculty of Medicine; Department: Surgery; Division: Plastic Surgery;
dc.contributor.authorDepartment Surgery
dc.contributor.authorDivision Plastic Surgery
dc.contributor.authorFaculty Faculty of Medicine
dc.contributor.authorInitials Atiyeh, B
dc.contributor.authorInitials Rubeiz, M
dc.contributor.authorInitials Hayek, S
dc.contributor.authorReprintAddress Atiyeh, B (reprint author), Amer Univ Beirut, Med Ctr, Dept Plast and Reconstruct Surg, Beirut, Lebanon.
dc.contributor.authorUniversity American University of Beirut Medical Center
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dc.description.citedTotWOSCount 12
dc.description.citedWOSCount 12
dc.format.extentCount 11
dc.identifier.coden APSUD
dc.identifier.pubmedID 18820963
dc.identifier.scopusID 55349098777
dc.publisher.address 233 SPRING ST, NEW YORK, NY 10013 USA
dc.relation.ispartOfISOAbbr Aesthet. Plast. Surg.
dc.relation.ispartOfIssue 6
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitle Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitleAbbr Aesthet. Plast. Surg.
dc.relation.ispartOfVolume 32
dc.source.ID WOS:000260612300001
dc.type.publication Journal
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Aesthetic surgery
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Cosmetic surgery
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Marketing
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Medical ethics
dc.subject.otherIndex advertizing
dc.subject.otherIndex body image
dc.subject.otherIndex commercial phenomena
dc.subject.otherIndex economic aspect
dc.subject.otherIndex esthetic surgery
dc.subject.otherIndex esthetics
dc.subject.otherIndex health care cost
dc.subject.otherIndex health care system
dc.subject.otherIndex human
dc.subject.otherIndex marketing
dc.subject.otherIndex mass medium
dc.subject.otherIndex medical ethics
dc.subject.otherIndex medical practice
dc.subject.otherIndex plastic surgery
dc.subject.otherIndex priority journal
dc.subject.otherIndex profit
dc.subject.otherIndex review
dc.subject.otherIndex skill
dc.subject.otherIndex skin surgery
dc.subject.otherIndex Aged
dc.subject.otherIndex Aging
dc.subject.otherIndex Body Image
dc.subject.otherIndex Dermatology
dc.subject.otherIndex Esthetics
dc.subject.otherIndex Female
dc.subject.otherIndex Forecasting
dc.subject.otherIndex Health Services Needs and Demand
dc.subject.otherIndex Humans
dc.subject.otherIndex Informed Consent
dc.subject.otherIndex Male
dc.subject.otherIndex Marketing of Health Services
dc.subject.otherIndex Mass Media
dc.subject.otherIndex Middle Aged
dc.subject.otherIndex Physician's Practice Patterns
dc.subject.otherIndex Risk Assessment
dc.subject.otherIndex Social Values
dc.subject.otherIndex Surgery, Plastic
dc.subject.otherIndex United States
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus COSMETIC SURGERY
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus PLASTIC-SURGERY
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus INFORMED-CONSENT
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus DECISION-MAKING
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus HEALTH-CARE
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus BODY-IMAGE
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus MEDICINE
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus CRITIQUE
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus MORALITY
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus BEAUTY
dc.subject.otherWOS Surgery

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