Why are so many people becoming addicted to plastic surgery? When is it caused by body dysmorphic disorder (bdd)? Los Angeles-based clinical psychologist Dr. Ramani Durvasula sheds light on the psychological implications of going under the knife too many times.
She first walks us through why it's so easy in today's day and age to get cosmetic work done. She then identifies when it actually becomes a mental health issue and how to spot the signs of body dysmorphic disorder, which often leads patients to undergo unnecessary procedures.
Dr. Ramani also underscores the importance of involving mental health professionals before making the decision to get work done, and why that, unfortunately, doesn't happen today. She caps off the interview with tips on how to approach a friend or loved one who might be addicted to plastic surgery, or at the very least, obsessed with changing his or her appearance. You can follow Dr. Ramani on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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