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Is a psychoanalysis required before patients are allowed to receive rhinoplasties? Can the results of the psychoanalysis keep patients from being candidates for the procedure?

On: 04/04/2014 07:49 am

To doctors from: Massachusetts

Category: Nose


DrMalcolmRoth on 04/11/2014 05:01 pm wrote:
Each individual has unique needs. It is certainly not unusual for a plastic surgeon to suggest a consultation with a psychiatrist or psychologist before cosmetic surgery to determine if the patient is suitable for the operation. This is something that a well trained and thoughtful plastic surgeon should always consider.
DrStephenGreenberg on 04/09/2014 10:17 am wrote:
No- we do not require a psychoanalysis.
DrNealGoldberg on 04/09/2014 07:59 am wrote:
psychoanalysis is not part of the pre-op work-up for rhinoplasty
DrWilliamRosenblatt on 04/08/2014 12:13 pm wrote:
IF the plastic surgeon thinks you may have issues they may ask you to be see by a psychiatrist first, but there is no requirement for psychoanalysis.