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Reasons for undergoing cosmetic surgery: a retrospective study

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Susan Thorpe


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Reasons for undergoing elective plastic surgery were retrospectively explored with seven female postoperative participants aged 34-55, who were interviewed using a semi-structured interview format. Interviews were analysed using an adapted version of interpretative phenomenological analysis (e.g. Smith 199631. Smith , JA . 1996 . ‘Beyond the divide between cognition and discourse: Using interpretative phenomenonological analysis in health psychology'.

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Author(s): Thorpe SJ, Ahmed B, Steer K

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Sexualities, Evolution & Gender

Year: 2004

Volume: 6

Issue: 2-3

Pages: 75-96

ISSN (print): 1479-2508

ISSN (electronic): 1479-2516

Publisher: Routledge


DOI: 10.1080/14616660412331303857


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