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Study Assess Perceived Beauty After Facial Plastic Surgery

Blog-pic_03Many plastic surgeons have boasted the results of the benefits of facial plastic surgery. However, for a time it lacked the scientific backing from periodicals. This past April, JAMA Facial Plastic Surgerypublished a study which examined the perception of patients by their peers post-operation.

The study was performed at Georgetown University Medical Center. The objective was to introduce the term of facial profiling to the surgical community while quantifying the changes in social perception. Previous studies had only looked at youthfulness.



Results of Perception Based on Facial Plastic Surgery

Four of the eight traits had significant changes in regards to perception. Between preoperative and postoperative results likability, attractiveness, social skills and femininity. Comparatively, trustworthiness, risk seeking, extraversion and aggressiveness had no significant changes. The researchers concluded changes people’s perception of patients who undergo surgery. The research showed that likability, attractiveness, social skill and femininity improve when you undergo facial rejuvenation.

If you are living in Beverly Hills, California and looking to improve your facial features because of perception or general dissatisfaction, Dr. A.J. Khalil can help get you the results you are looking to achieve. Scheduling a consultation allows you to discuss the options you want to change in your face, which can help you feel more comfortable. Call us today to learn more.



Design of the Georgetown University Medical Study on Perceived Beauty

Many plastic surgeons have boasted the results of the benefits of facial plastic surgery. However, for a time it lacked the scientific backing from periodicals. This past April, JAMA Facial Plastic Surgerypublished a study which examined the perception of patients by their peers post-operation.

The study was performed at Georgetown University Medical Center. The objective was to introduce the term of facial profiling to the surgical community while quantifying the changes in social perception. Previous studies had only looked at youthfulness.

  • Waist
  • Back
  • Thighs
  • Inner-knee
  • Hips
  • Calves

There were 30 photos of preoperative and 30 of postoperative. Photos were divided into 5 groups. No single subjects photo was placed in the same group to avoid recall bias. At least 24 individuals ranked the photos based on aggressiveness, likability, trustworthiness, social skills and risk seeking.