According to a recent report published by the journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, found that nearly one third of a study group of over 250 rhinoplasty patients had acute symptoms of Body Dysmorphic Disorder. The study group was conducted in Belgum.
Body dysmorphic disorder, or BDD for short, is a mental illness where a person excessively worries over their appearance that can interfere with their daily life.
BDD symptoms can include being extremely self-conscious, constant self-examination of themselves in the mirror, frequent grooming and purposely avoiding social engagements to avoid being seen.
The study shows that the widespread symptoms of BBD in rhinoplasty patients shows that the symptoms clearly have a negative effect on a person’s daily routines.
Learn more about Body Dysmorphic Disorder and people seeking rhinoplasty surgery in this video from ABC News.