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Can someone have body dysmorphic disorder without the desire to get a lot of plastic surgery?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
8 doctors agree

In brief: Certainly

Yes.
Bdd is essentially the excessive concern over what is percieved to be a relatively minor condition to the point of interfering with your daily functions. It does not necessarily mean that you will seek cosmetic surgery although estimates of anywhere from 15-60% of patients undergoing cosmetic surgery have been reported to have some degree of bdd.

In brief: Certainly

Yes.
Bdd is essentially the excessive concern over what is percieved to be a relatively minor condition to the point of interfering with your daily functions. It does not necessarily mean that you will seek cosmetic surgery although estimates of anywhere from 15-60% of patients undergoing cosmetic surgery have been reported to have some degree of bdd.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
6 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Bdd can be associated with the desire for plastic surgery--of even more radical surgery intended to get rid of the offending body part.
However, many simply feel "stuck" with what they perceive to be a disgusting or "ugly" feature and believes that explains various failures in life.

In brief: Yes

Bdd can be associated with the desire for plastic surgery--of even more radical surgery intended to get rid of the offending body part.
However, many simply feel "stuck" with what they perceive to be a disgusting or "ugly" feature and believes that explains various failures in life.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Dr. Glen Elliott
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Body dysmorphic disorder like most “disorders” can present in a variety of forms.
This diagnosis does not necessarily come with a “desire to get a lot of plastic surgery”. If you are concerned, best to seek mental health professional consultations with specialists in this field. Best wishes.

In brief: Yes

Body dysmorphic disorder like most “disorders” can present in a variety of forms.
This diagnosis does not necessarily come with a “desire to get a lot of plastic surgery”. If you are concerned, best to seek mental health professional consultations with specialists in this field. Best wishes.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Dr. Tom Pousti
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