Agenda 190116 PhD defense Jasmijn Herruer

Jasmijn Herruer Psychological aspects and predictors of satisfaction in facial cosmetic surgery

Cosmetic surgery became more popular over the last decades. A satisfactory result can significantly increase quality of life.

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Jasmijn Herruer Psychological aspects and predictors of satisfaction in facial cosmetic surgery

Cosmetic surgery became more popular over the last decades. A satisfactory result can significantly increase quality of life. Compared to the general population, rhinoplasty patients have lower self-esteem. However, patients with lower self-esteem before rhinoplasty, show more benefit in daily life after surgery. Blepharoplasty patients postoperatively show not only satisfaction, but also benefit in daily life as well as increased self-esteem.
Some patients however, show unexpected dissatisfaction after facial cosmetic surgery. A notorious psychiatric condition called body dysmorphic disorder is negatively associated with satisfaction. Body dysmorphic disorder symptoms are common in cosmetic surgery patients. This also holds true in blepharoplasty patients. However, despite symptoms of body dysmorphic disorder, a favorable outcome is possible under the right circumstances. Other negative predictors for satisfaction after cosmetic surgery are more subtle and harder to recognize, like character traits. These negative predictors are provided and a questionnaire is developed to easily recognize them.

PhD thesis: Psychological aspects and predictors of satisfaction in facial cosmetic surgery

Date, time and location PhD defense

  • Date: 16 January 2019
  • Time: 10.30 hrs
  • Location: Radboud Universiteit, Academiezaal Aula, Comeniuslaan 2

Biography

Jasmijn Herruer (1985) studied Medicine and graduated from Leiden University in 2011. Subsequently, she started residency in Otolaryngology at the Radboudumc

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Biography

Jasmijn Herruer (1985) studied Medicine and graduated from Leiden University in 2011. Subsequently, she started residency in Otolaryngology at the Radboudumc. She set up this research project at the same department. SInce 2017, she subspecialized in Head and Neck oncologic surgery and currently attends a Head and Neck Oncology fellowship in Halifax, Canada, focusing on surgical reconstruction.


Promotor

  • Promotors: Prof. H.A.M. Marres and prof. J.B. Prins
  • Co-promotors: Dr K.J.A.O. Ingels and dr N. van Heerbeek

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