Sunday, July 31, 2011


Patients seeking rhinoplasty might have body dysmorphic disorder

About a third of patients seeking rhinoplasty showed possible signs of body dysmorphic disorder, an obsession with perceived defects in their appearance, according to a study in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. "Often patients who have this can't stop looking at themselves," said American Society of Plastic Surgeons President Dr. Phillip Haeck. Surgeons should not operate on patients with BDD because the patients will never be happy with the results, Haeck said. The New York Times