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Ethics and the facial plastic surgeon.

Sethi, Neeraj.
Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol; 273(9): 2323-7, 2016 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | 2016 | ID: mdl-26254909
Resumo: The facial plastic surgeon potentially has a conflict of interest when confronted with the patients requesting surgery, due to the personal gain attainable by agreeing to perform surgery. The aim of this review is to discuss the potential harm the surgeon can inflict by carrying out facial plastic surgery, beyond the standard surgical complications of infection or bleeding. It will discuss the desire for self-improvement and perfection and increase in the prevalence facial plastic surgery. We address the principles of informed consent, beneficence and non-maleficence, as well as justice and equality and how the clinician who undertakes facial plastic surgery is at risk of breaching these principles without due care and diligence.