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Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Did your plastic surgeon tell you that you look perfectly proportional and symmetrical without being able to convince you? Did you run to another doctor only to hear the same comment again?

 

Did you go under the knife to repeat the same aesthetic procedure over and over again without reaching the “perfect” result?

Read along as you might be suffering from the “Body Dysmorphic Disorder”.

People suffering from the Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) perceive one or more defects in their appearance as major flaws, while those same “defects” are either minor or even non-observable for others or for professionals in the aesthetic industry.  In fact, often enough, people who suffer from BDD would obsess over their weight, their muscle size, their skin look, their moles and freckles, their breast size, their genitalia look and size and the way their nose, ears, hair or even fingers look like. 

 

To cover their disorder suffering, people with BDD would wear excessive makeup to “cover their flaws” and opt for flattering clothing or wide pieces of cloths and accessories in an attempt to cover their body, namely the parts that bother them. Also, people suffering from BDD would develop an extreme connection with the mirror; either by avoiding mirrors altogether or by excessively looking at them.  They would also unreasonably compare their appearance with others, avoid taking pictures of themselves and/or hate every shot taken and they even would reach an extreme stage where they could start skin picking and hair plucking ie. harming themselves physically - it is important to note that, by this stage, the disorder would have reached a mental illness form and a medical intervention by professionals would be highly advised.


Above all, it is very common that people suffering from the Body Dysmorphic Disorder recur to excessive aesthetic procedures, whether injections and/or operations, without reaching satisfaction.  As such, they would repeatedly  switch professionals and doctors in the same industry thinking the done procedures have “failed” and insisting on repeating the same over and over again hoping to reach the “perfect” result.

As such, and while doctors agree that it is absolutely okay that a person changes few body features when needed and enhances some others with time, they also agree that people who suffer from the Body Dysmorphic Disorder should be closely followed-up by professionals and specialists in order to treat their disorder prior to undergoing further medical procedures that might affect them physically and harm them mentally.