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A Contemporary Review of the Management of the Difficult Patient

Jonathan Sykes, MD; Hedyeh Javidnia, MD
JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2013;15(2):81-84. doi:10.1001/jamafacial.2013.932.
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The goal of plastic surgery is to improve the function and/or appearance of a body part(s). On the surface, providing improvement in appearance and function should result in a satisfied patient. However, the goals and expectations of patients seeking plastic surgery are complex. Understanding these expectations and psychological needs are important aspects of patient care and achieving patient satisfaction.

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