Body Dysmorphic Disorder or BDD or dysmorphophobia is a condition where a person is obsessed with minor or imaginary physical flaws. It can be an obsession about their skin, hair, nose  or any other area of the body.

Some patients will seek cosmetic or plastic surgery treatments for their obsession. Unfortunately, even if surgery is successful, the patient may not see it as successful and hence be unhappy with the outcome.

Patients may be anxious and stressed about their perceived flaw and be obsessive about looking at, touching the area, photographing the area and seeking others for an opinion regarding the area they are obsessed about.

Some patients may require psychological assessment and possibly medication regarding this obsession.

It is important that if a patient has symptoms of Body Dysmorphic Disorder and wishes to discuss surgical options that they understand no surgery will be scheduled without thorough investigations, consultations with other specialists and multiple consultations regarding realistic expectations and limitations of any surgery.