Can you get body dysmorphia after surgery? To investigate the prevalence of BDD, we reviewed the medical records of 817 individuals who sought cosmetic surgery during a 3-year period. The outcome after surgery was described for those with BDD. Our results showed that 63 (7.7%) patients had BDD, of which 54 (85.7%) were diagnosed at preoperative evaluation.
Is it normal to regret cosmetic surgery? Anxiety, regret or remorse – this is a totally normal response to having a procedure done with downtime. Self-doubt – “Did I really need it?” Worry – about the final results, particularly during the first 6 weeks when incisions look scary and the results are far from the final product.
Can cosmetic surgery cause dysmorphia? Most patients with BDD reported a high degree of dissatisfaction with cosmetic surgery and an increase in their symptoms of BDD or overall handicap. Repeated surgery tended to lead to increasing dissatisfaction. Some operations, such as rhinoplasty appear to be associated with higher degrees of dissatisfaction.
What are the negative effects of cosmetic surgery? Mild bleeding, which may require another surgical procedure, or bleeding significant enough to require a transfusion. Abnormal scarring due to skin breakdown. Separation of the surgical wound, which sometimes requires additional procedures. Numbness and tingling from nerve damage, which may be permanent.