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IJMDC. 2021; 5(8): 1484-1488

Factors that motivate people’s intention to undergo cosmetic surgery in Saudi Arabia

Hassan Ali Al-Masskin, Esra Hassan Al-Masskin, Fatimah Jafar Al-Jass, Fatimah Abdulmajeed Al-Thonayan, Hoor Masaad Al-Mutairi, Zahraa Yousef Al-Ghadeer, Amal Naser Wafa, Shahad Khaled Al-Shahrani, Eman Hussain Al-Ahmed, Nouf Mohammed Al-Kuwaiflie.


Background: Cosmetic surgery is about “maintaining, restoring, or enhancing one’s physical appearance through surgical and medical techniques.” Given that people usually seek cosmetic interventions to feel better about themselves, one would anticipate that cosmetically successful procedures would increase self-esteem, mood, and social confidence. The present study aimed to investigate the factors that motivate people’s intention to undergo cosmetic surgery, assess their attitude toward cosmetic surgery, and measure self-esteem and life satisfaction after surgery in Saudi Arabia.
Methodology: A community-based cross-sectional study was conducted between May 1 and August 30, 2020. Results were analyzed with frequencies and the chi-squared test as appropriate. p-value was considered to be significant if

Key words: Cosmetic surgery, factor affecting cosmetic surgery, knowledge of cosmetic surgery.

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