Navigation Links
Why people put themselves under the knife
Date:3/11/2013

In a long-term study, Prof. Dr. Jrgen Margraf, Alexander von Humboldt Professor for Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy at the RUB, investigated the psychological effects of plastic surgery on approximately 550 patients in cooperation with colleagues from the University of Basel. Patients demonstrated more enjoyment of life, satisfaction and self-esteem after their physical appearance had been surgically altered. The results of the world's largest ever study on this issue are reported by the researchers in the journal "Clinical Psychological Science".

The aim of the research

The researchers examined whether patients who undergo plastic surgery are systematically different from other people, what goals they set themselves before the surgery, and whether they achieve these afterwards. The researchers compared 544 first-time surgery patients with two other groups: on the one hand with 264 people who had previously wanted plastic surgery and then decided against it, and on the other hand, with around 1000 people from the general population who have never been interested in such operations. The desire for a better appearance for aesthetic reasons usually occurs in younger people with slightly above-average incomes. Women represent 87 % of all patients who opt for cosmetic surgery. Overall, there were no significant differences among the three groups studied in terms of psychological and health variables, such as mental health, life satisfaction and depressiveness.

Most patients do not expect the impossible from surgery

Using a psychological instrument, the so-called "Goal Attainment Scaling", the researchers examined what goals the patients wanted to achieve with cosmetic surgery. Alongside open questions, ten standard goals were offered, also including two which were clearly unrealistic: "All my problems will be solved" and "I'll be a completely new person". Only 12 % of the respondents specified these un
'/>"/>

Contact: Prof. Dr. Juergen Margraf
juergen.margraf@rub.de
49-234-322-3169
Ruhr-University Bochum
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Normal triglyceride levels in people of African descent may hinder diagnosis of metabolic syndrome
2. Anxiety Might Help People Sniff Out Threats
3. People Carrying Guns May Appear Bigger Than They Are
4. CT Scans Deliver More Radiation to Obese People: Study
5. Good intentions bring mixed results for Haitis disabled people
6. Migraines More Likely for People With Celiac Disease, Study Says
7. People Love Talking About Themselves, Brain Scans Show
8. Older People With Dementia Cared for Mostly at Home
9. People With HIV at Higher Odds of Sudden Cardiac Death
10. People Who Lived Near World Trade Center Report More Lung Disease
11. 1 size doesnt fit all when treating blood pressure in people with diabetes, VA/U-M study suggests
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/10/2014)... Estonian-born Katerina Alba,s research at the University of Huddersfield ... the most popular emulsion-based food products such as ... is starting to gain an international profile for her ... and food science at the University and now she ... with her supervisor, Dr Vassilis Kontogiorgos, she is investigating ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... A neuroscientist at Rutgers University-Newark says the human brain ... a finding that could provide a better understanding ... conditions that afflict an estimated 13.6 million Americans. , ... , Michael Cole, an assistant professor at the Center ... brain architecture of a person at rest is basically ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... sarcomas research group at the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute ... been tested in 19 patients a new therapeutic combination ... indicate that the new treatment could stabilize the growth ... the British Journal of Cancer ., Sarcomas ... complex since there are several subtypes. It can affect ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... 10, 2014) Men who experience hot flashes are ... find relief from their silent suffering if they ... findings from a Baylor University case study., After seven ... had uncontrolled hot flashes following prostate cancer surgery showed ... also an impressive improvement in sleep quality, according to ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... that sudden, acute episodes of low back pain are ... air pressure, wind direction and precipitation. Findings published in ... the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), indicate that the ... wind speed or wind gusts, but was not clinically ... (WHO) nearly everyone experiences low back pain at some ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:World interest in research work on the benefits of the Okra plant 2Health News:Working to loosen the grip of severe mental illness 2Health News:New therapeutic combination to slow resistant sarcomas 2Health News:Men's hot flashes: Hypnotic relaxation may ease the discomfort men don't talk about 2Health News:Men's hot flashes: Hypnotic relaxation may ease the discomfort men don't talk about 3Health News:Men's hot flashes: Hypnotic relaxation may ease the discomfort men don't talk about 4Health News:Low back pain? Don't blame the weather 2
... might spur obesity, German study finds , FRIDAY, Aug. 7 ... financial debt, German researchers suggest. , In their study, Eva ... the weight of more than 9,000 people. , They found ... debt were classified as obese, a full quarter of those ...
... , , CENTENNIAL, Colo., Aug. 7 ... and soft tissue allografts for use in surgical procedures, announced today that ... in the Healthcare category of the Top Company awards program hosted by ... is hosting the business awards program for the 22nd consecutive year. ...
... , , , ... WCRX ) today announced its results for the quarter ... 2009 increased 7.1% to $250.8 million over the prior year quarter. ... sales of DORYX, LOESTRIN 24 FE and ESTRACE Cream which were ...
... ... onsite employee health services and technology solutions, today announced the opening of a Chicago field ... region. , ... August 7, 2009 -- Marathon Health, a leading provider of onsite employee health services ...
... and most expensive patients need fewer health care resources and ... nurse-physician primary care team that tracks their health and offers ... Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The research, published ... that in the first eight months of a randomized controlled ...
... rate of heart attack, tripled rate of death seen ... New research shows that men diagnosed with the chest ... neither artery-opening angioplasty nor coronary-bypass surgery reduced long-term mortality ... newly diagnosed with angina at 40 primary-care practices in ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Slide Into Debt Could Bring Wider Waistline 2Health News:AlloSource Chosen as Healthcare Finalist in 2009 'Top Companies' 2Health News:AlloSource Chosen as Healthcare Finalist in 2009 'Top Companies' 3Health News:Warner Chilcott Reports Operating Results for the Quarter Ended June 30, 2009 and Updates 2009 Full Year Guidance 2Health News:Warner Chilcott Reports Operating Results for the Quarter Ended June 30, 2009 and Updates 2009 Full Year Guidance 3Health News:Warner Chilcott Reports Operating Results for the Quarter Ended June 30, 2009 and Updates 2009 Full Year Guidance 4Health News:Warner Chilcott Reports Operating Results for the Quarter Ended June 30, 2009 and Updates 2009 Full Year Guidance 5Health News:Warner Chilcott Reports Operating Results for the Quarter Ended June 30, 2009 and Updates 2009 Full Year Guidance 6Health News:Warner Chilcott Reports Operating Results for the Quarter Ended June 30, 2009 and Updates 2009 Full Year Guidance 7Health News:Warner Chilcott Reports Operating Results for the Quarter Ended June 30, 2009 and Updates 2009 Full Year Guidance 8Health News:Warner Chilcott Reports Operating Results for the Quarter Ended June 30, 2009 and Updates 2009 Full Year Guidance 9Health News:Warner Chilcott Reports Operating Results for the Quarter Ended June 30, 2009 and Updates 2009 Full Year Guidance 10Health News:Warner Chilcott Reports Operating Results for the Quarter Ended June 30, 2009 and Updates 2009 Full Year Guidance 11Health News:Warner Chilcott Reports Operating Results for the Quarter Ended June 30, 2009 and Updates 2009 Full Year Guidance 12Health News:Warner Chilcott Reports Operating Results for the Quarter Ended June 30, 2009 and Updates 2009 Full Year Guidance 13Health News:Warner Chilcott Reports Operating Results for the Quarter Ended June 30, 2009 and Updates 2009 Full Year Guidance 14Health News:Warner Chilcott Reports Operating Results for the Quarter Ended June 30, 2009 and Updates 2009 Full Year Guidance 15Health News:Warner Chilcott Reports Operating Results for the Quarter Ended June 30, 2009 and Updates 2009 Full Year Guidance 16Health News:Warner Chilcott Reports Operating Results for the Quarter Ended June 30, 2009 and Updates 2009 Full Year Guidance 17Health News:Warner Chilcott Reports Operating Results for the Quarter Ended June 30, 2009 and Updates 2009 Full Year Guidance 18Health News:Marathon Health Expands Midwest Presence 2Health News:Guided care reduces cost of health care for older persons with chronic conditions 2Health News:Men With Angina Do Worse Than Women 2Health News:Men With Angina Do Worse Than Women 3
(Date:1/15/2014)... BreedIT Corp (OTC: BRDT), through its Israeli ... sophisticated agro-breeding solutions for plant breeders and researchers, today ... of directors appointed chemistry and pharmaceutical industry expert Dr. ... the board. From 1975 to 2012, Dr. ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... BOSTON , Jan. 15, 2014 Tegra Medical is ... Mark King as its new Chief Executive Officer.  Mark ... in which he has overseen the company,s four facilities in ... and Costa Rica.  Mr. King joined Tegra Medical in 2012 ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014 The Cadence Fitness & ... Center by the Medical Fitness Association, a non-profit organization ... their full potential. The Cadence Fitness & Health Center ... suburbs and second in the Chicagoland area. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:BreedIT (OTC: BRDT) Appoints Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Industry Expert Dr. Ben-Zion Weiner to Its Board of Directors 2BreedIT (OTC: BRDT) Appoints Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Industry Expert Dr. Ben-Zion Weiner to Its Board of Directors 3Tegra Medical Appoints New Chief Executive Officer 2Tegra Medical Appoints New Chief Executive Officer 3Cadence Fitness & Health Center Certified as Medical Fitness Facility 2Cadence Fitness & Health Center Certified as Medical Fitness Facility 3
... 5, 2011 Fero Industries, Inc. (OTCQB: FROI) is ... exclusive Distribution Agreement with Behestan Behdasht (P.J.S.) ("Behestan") for ... of Iran. The Distribution Agreement calls for ... of 4 years and gives Behestan the exclusive right ...
... Leading events organiser UBM Live , a division ... finalists of the CPhI Innovation Awards. Now in their ... Messe Frankfurt in Frankfurt, Germany as part of CPhI ... contract and outsourced services and logistics, P-MEC for pharmaceutical ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Fero Industries Signs First Sucanon® Distribution Agreement for the Middle East 2Fero Industries Signs First Sucanon® Distribution Agreement for the Middle East 3Fero Industries Signs First Sucanon® Distribution Agreement for the Middle East 4Finalists of the 2011 CPhI Innovation Awards Announced 2Finalists of the 2011 CPhI Innovation Awards Announced 3
1% tryptone, 0.5% yeast extract, 1.0% Sodium Chloride. 1.5% agararose...
Luria bertani broth: 1.0% Tryptone, 0.5% Yeast Extract, 1.0% Sodium Chloride....
... flowing powder. pH: pH(4.7%, H 2 O): ... Yeast Extract: 47% Potassium Phosphate Dibasic: 25% Potassium ... 47 gm powder per liter of purified water. ... and recombinant proteins than LB media by allowing ...
1.2% Tryptone, 2.4% Yeast Extract, 0.4% Glycerol, with 100ml of 10x Phosphate buffer supplement (0190-01)....
Medicine Products: