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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 38-40

The ethics of aesthetic surgery


Professor of Surgery and Cosmetic and Ethics, Shohada Medical Center, Tajrish University of Shahid Beheshti Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Correspondence Address:
S R Mousavi
Shohada Medical Center, Tajrish University of Shahid Beheshti Medical Sciences, Tehran
Iran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0974-2077.63396

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Advances in plastic and reconstructive surgery have revolutionized the management of patients suffering from disfiguring congenital abnormalities, burns and skin cancers. The demand for aesthetic surgery has increased in recent years, as our culture has become more concerned with image and appearance. Several ethical considerations such as patient's right for informed counseling, beneficience and maleficience need to be given careful consideration.


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