Cosmetic rhinoplasty is one of the most commonly used surgeries among young people, especially female students. Some psychological personality traits are the mainstay of this kind of cosmetic surgery. Therefore, the present study was conducted to compare the psychological profile of female students using cosmetic rhinoplasty and that in the control group.
The population of this study consisted of all female students in Zand Institute of Higher Education. Among them, 30 students with cosmetic rhinoplasty as an experimental group and 30 students without cosmetic rhinoplasty as a control group were randomly selected. The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) was used to collect the data, and multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) was used to analyze the data.
The results showed that from the 8 clinical scales of MMPI, scores of hypochondriasis and Psychasthenia in female students using cosmetic rhinoplasty were significantly higher than the scores in the control group. There was no significant difference in other clinical scales between the two groups.
Anxiety, obsession, perfectionism, fear, and hypochondriasis, which include obsessive and extreme attention to the body and its appearances, were significantly higher in female students of cosmetic rhinoplasty than those in the control group. Therefore, the need for psychological intervention and counseling is absolutely necessary in order to eliminate the unnecessary cosmetic rhinoplasty.