Psychiatric Diagnoses, Personality Structures, and Psychodynamics in Women with the Desire for Plastic Surgery
At Düsseldorf and Neuss there are a considerable number of physicians offering some kind of plastic — and sometimes merely cosmetic — surgery, gynecologists, surgeons, dentists, otologists, and ophthalmologists, the latter specializing in operations of malformations and defects of the face. There is not only a great demand for plastic operations, but also a variety on offer. Surgical standards seem to be high and, since all physicians enjoy practicing what they can do efficiently, it seems likely that plastic surgery is offered generously. But all this costs money in the end, so the insurance companies require to see the medical indications for these surgical services and whether they will have to pay for these.
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