Psychological assessment before cosmetic surgery

Add a Psychologist to your practice. Using our empirically based digital assessment tool will provide you with an efficient method to screen and assess prospective patients that are considering surgery. 

 

THE PROCESS

1
Your patient
completes a digital psychosocial assessment prior to their surgical consultation.
2
Our psychologist provides you with a report that classifies your patient's potential risk for poor outcome (dissatisfaction with a clinically satisfactory outcome)  and provides you with key areas to explore in the consultation.
3
We can assist with referrals to a psychologist or psychiatrist for further evaluation (if required).

KEY FACTS

The PACSS was developed by  PhD qualified psychologists, researchers and statisticians.  We create innovative valid assessments and surveys that are personally designed for key markets, rather than applying a generic approach.  We have the unique ability to understand human behaviour and we measure, measure, measure. We can help you understand people better and increase your ability to predict human behaviour. 

The PACCS was specifically created to assist  Surgeons to offer care tailored to the needs of their patients, and enhances the understanding of the psychological impact of cosmetic surgery. We understand that cosmetic surgery is unique. Unlike most surgical procedures, the patient initiates it and the results can often elicit a more acute reaction than any other type of surgery. While most patients do well after surgery, some do not. Patients who are dissatisfied with surgery may request repeat procedures, experience depression and adjustment concerns, social isolation, family problems, self destructive behaviours and anger directed towards the surgeon and their staff.

 

The PACCS will take your patient approximately 7 minutes to complete. Items in this assessment were created based on relevant literature and practical based evidence. A statistical weighting has been applied to key predictor variables. When applied correctly, the PACSS will help create realistic expectations regarding the planned procedure, identify patients that may need special attention, allow targeted referral for professional therapy (when appropriate), and communicates to patients that you care about their entire experience both before and after the surgery.  This process also provides support for the due diligence that you have undertaken before proceeding with surgery. Put simply, this quantitative process helps to improve what currently tends to be an impressionistic approach to surgery.

85%

OF UNHAPPY PATIENTS REPORT A POST SURGERY RELATIONSHIP
BREAKDOWN 
BETWEEN THEMSELVES AND THE SURGEON

5100

MORE THAN 5000 COSMETIC SURGERY PATIENTS
HAVE COMPLETED THE PACSS  

7

MINUTES AVERAGE TIME TO COMPLETE 
THE PACSS
 
 

OUR GOAL

"We believe that Psychosocial assessment is an integral part of any patient's aesthetic surgery journey and should be routinely administered to all patients prior to undergoing surgery". 

We work exclusively with FRACS qualified surgeons. Please contact us for further information and references. Due to AHPRA regulations we are unable to publish testimonials online. 

 

ENQUIRE

info@pacss.com.au

phone 1300 518 022

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