If you want a nose job, it may be a tell tale sign that you are suffering from a mental illness known as body dysmorphic disorder or BDD. The condition is characterized by an exaggerated preoccupation with the slightest defects in one’s appearance. Those afflicted by BDD are seen to opt for cosmetic surgery, and feel that they are not beautiful or the perceived problem has not been fixed even it even if the surgery is successful.
The study which was published this week demonstrates that one in three nose job patients will have body dysmorphic disorder. In fact, even earlier studies have shown that at least 10% of plastic surgery patients suffer from BDD. And the numbers are increasing.