Table 1

Issues to explore during assessment for cosmetic surgery

  1. How noticeable do you think your feature(s) is to other people?

  2. Have your family or friends discouraged you from having a cosmetic procedure?

  3. When you describe what it is that you dislike about your feature(s) to others (family, friends), do you feel they understand exactly what you mean?

  4. What is your main motivation for altering your feature?

  5. To what degree do you believe that having a cosmetic procedure will improve your social life?

  6. To what degree do you believe that having a cosmetic procedure will improve dating or an existing intimate relationship?

  7. To what degree do you believe that having a cosmetic procedure will improve your ability to work or study?

  8. To what extent are you also worried about other areas of your body?

  9. Have you ever tried to alter the appearance of your feature(s) by yourself?