Our expert says:
OK< I gather that you have found this manner of dealing with your Depression to be functional and acceptable. As regards plastic surgery, any sensible plastic surgeon would want a careful psych assessment before proceeding ; not specifically because of the possible presence of depression or a history of it, but because many people who seek plastic surgery actually have no physical anomaly that needs to be fixed, and are responding to feeling unhappy and dissatisfied with themselves, something which can be very effectively treated by proper counselling, and which on the other hand responds really badly to plastic surgery which may leave the person even more unhappy than before. Talk with your therapist about this
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