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What Motivates People To Go Under The Knife? Norman Wright features in this article from The Raconteur



Cosmetic surgery can be a rewarding and life-changing experience for the right patient, but what motivates people to go under the knife? Alice Hart-Davis investigates.

Trying to get a fix on the psychology of cosmetic surgery is a bit like looking through a kaleidoscope. Shift the focus a bit and the whole picture changes. Is surgery empowering, enabling women – and, increasingly, men – to change their looks as they see fit or is it simply indulging vanity? It depends who you ask.

I would not advise surgery if a patient has very high expectations

As Norman Wright, a psychotherapist who works with cosmetic surgery patients, points out, given the numbers of people suffering with body dysmorphic disorder – 600,000 cases diagnosed and many more, surely, undiagnosed – the likelihood of prospective cosmetic surgery patients having underlying emotional or psychological issues is high, which is a problem for surgeons.

He encourages doctors and surgeons to “see the person behind the patient”. He says: “What I’m trying to do is not to talk people out of having cosmetic surgery, but to get surgeons to give patients the chance to explore the emotional and psychological issues of the procedure that they have chosen to have.”

Read the full article here

Take a Bow – The Wright Initiative rolls out the first of it’s PaPPS Accreditation training courses

Vicky Eldridge from Aesthetic Medicine Magazine reports on a PaPPS Accreditation training course run by Norman Wright.

78 AM JUNE14 Training Spotlight

Mind Matters – Norman Wright discusses the true cost of cosmetic surgery

Norman Wright discusses the true cost of cosmetic surgery from an emotional, relational and psychological perspective. This article appeared in Aesthetic Medicine Magazne June 2014.
Norman Wright talks about the true cost of cosmetic surgery

Norman Wright discusses the true cost of cosmetic surgery

Norman Appears on Body Matters WebTV

The Body Matters panel, launched by GC Aesthetics, is committed to giving women the most thorough information, support and advice before they consider embarking on the physical and emotional journey of breast surgery.

Norman answers such questions as: How important is family support during breast augmentation?