Body Image: What Does It Tell the Andrologist Surgeon?

  • Elena Vittoria Longhi
  • Giorgio Franco
  • Fulvio Colombo


Many studies have looked at the importance of body image and gender identity. Every andrological surgical patient needs a thorough evaluation: family, social, personality, and aesthetic conditionings are the basis for the discussion with the andrologist surgeon regarding the feasibility of surgery, the prognosis, and the sexual life of the patient. He needs, too, the possibility of a psychotherapeutic intervention, before surgery, to deal with any compromised pathological areas of the individual.


Body image Eating disorders Self-objectification Minor stress Psychosocial support Visible difference Body weight Cognitive distortion Body image dissatisfaction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elena Vittoria Longhi
    • 1
  • Giorgio Franco
    • 2
  • Fulvio Colombo
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Urology Sexual Medical CenterSan Raffaele HospitalMilanoItaly
  2. 2.Department of UrologySapienza UniversityRomeItaly
  3. 3.Andrology UnitSant’Orsola University HospitalBolognaItaly

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