Childhood Abuse, Body Shame, and Addictive Plastic Surgery: The Face of Trauma

Childhood Abuse, Body Shame, and Addictive Plastic Surgery: The Face of Trauma

by Mark B. Constantian


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138100312
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/04/2019
Pages: 342
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Mark B. Constantian, MD, FACS, has practiced plastic surgery in Nashua, New Hampshire, since 1978 and has faculty appointments at the University of Wisconsin and the University of Virginia. He is the author of more than 100 professional journal articles and book chapters and two previous textbooks, including Rhinoplasty: Craft and Magic.

Table of Contents

Foreword, David L. Corwin, MD



The First Piece: The Tip of the Thread

Chapter 1: Where the Thread Began: What Surgeons Learn From Patients and Their Families

Chapter 2: What the Mental Health Literature Says About Body Dysmorphic Disorder

The Second Piece: The Roots: Developmental Trauma and Its Effects

Chapter 3: The Valley of the Shadow: Core Issues and Parenting

Chapter 4: Body Image and Body Image Disorders

The Third Piece: The Fruits: How We Suffer and Medicate

Chapter 5: The Ways We Suffer: Body Shame and the Astounding Spectrum of Its Ravages

Chapter 6: The Ways We Medicate: Addictions and Behaviors Most Relevant to Body Image

The Fourth Piece: How Nature Copes

Chapter 7: The Effects of Trauma on Brain and Body

Chapter 8: Behavior, PTSD, and Surgical Compulsion in Plastic Surgery Patients: Trailing the Trauma Prevalence

The Fifth Piece: Toward the End of the Thread: Trauma, Body Image, Plastic Surgery, and Resilience

Chapter 9: Adverse Childhood Events in Medical and Plastic Surgery Patients and Their Effects on Adult Health, Personality, and Surgical Happiness

Chapter 10: Resilience: The Antidote and the Inspiration


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