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Only a Third of Cosmetic Surgery Patients Happy?

Posted Sep 16 2010 7:30am

According to our latest research, just over a third of cosmetic surgery patients are fully happy with their results. asked a number of cosmetic surgery patients how they felt about the results of their surgery. Just 37% of respondents said they were happy with their results, with 37% saying they were dissatisfied and 26% stating they had mixed emotions.


This isn’t really surprising. The real question is who did these procedures and what kind of screening was performed. It is true that the number of doctors (and non-doctors too) offering cosmetic procedures is climbing. In Southern California, there is more Botox being performed by non-plastic surgeons than plastic surgeons. Some is being done by people with less training than a nurse. Far fewer doctors advise against a treatment for fear that the client will simply go to a local competitor.

This means less communication and more miscommunication. If there was a survey of patients of different practices regarding how happy they were, my practice would look pretty good, but of course this survey didn’t do that. Different practices work with different philosophies and produce different results. There is a lot of variability in the current cosmetic surgery marketplace.

Best Regards,

John Di Saia MD

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