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28 July 2011

1 in 3 nose job patients mentally ill

A new study suggests that about one-third of people who want rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, also have symptoms of body dysmorphic disorder (BDD).

A new study suggests that about one-third of people who want rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, also have symptoms of body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) - a mental condition in which excessive concern about imagined or minor defects in appearance interferes with daily life.

For the study, published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, researchers surveyed 266 patients seeking a nose job over the course of 16 months.

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