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Plastic Surgeons Are Worried About a Condition Called `Snapchat Dysmorphia`

A plastic surgeon at Boston University's School of Medicine has noticed an alarming trend: her patients are increasingly asking for surgery to make them look more like the way they do in Snapchat filters. She and her colleagues are concerned: “Plastic surgeons will be dealing with this for years to come.”

BAAPS statement on cosmetic surgery adverts targeting vulnerable people

According to Consultant Plastic Surgeon and former BAAPS President Rajiv Grover; “The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons has previously spoken out to condemn the proliferation of reality shows which glamourise cosmetic surgery procedures. Such programmes, which are frequently aimed at young people, showcase stars who, more often than not, project and normalise unrealistic standards of beauty - even undergoing multiple procedures following public criticism about their own looks, which is further sensationalised in the media to reveal their surgically-obtained assets.

FDA warns about illegal use of injectable silicone for body contouring and associated health risks

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a safety communication to warn consumers and health care practitioners about the serious injuries and disfigurement that can result from using injectable silicone or products being falsely marketed as FDA-approved dermal fillers for the purpose of enhancing the size of their buttocks, breasts and other body parts.

Long-term follow-up study finds link between cosmetic surgery and smoking cessation

If you`re a smoker considering cosmetic surgery, your plastic surgeon will likely require you to stop smoking for at least two weeks before your procedure. A long-term follow-up study finds that many patients receiving these instructions will quit smoking, or at least smoke less, in the years after cosmetic surgery, reports the September issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

Big Brother`s Chanelle McCleary speaks out about body dysmorphia hell - saying she considered suicide

BIG Brother`s Chanelle McCleary has spoken out about her hell dealing with body dysmorphia – saying she contemplated suicide. Brave Chanelle, 25, was diagnosed with the disorder – which causes the person to have a skewed view of how they look and therefore worry about their image - when she was 17.

Allergan CEO comes out against aesthetic treatments for teens in debate-sparking blog post

Allergan is targeting some newer, fast-growing markets with its aesthetic drugs portfolio—but the under-18 crowd isn’t one of them. In a blog post, CEO Brent Saunders laid out the reasons he struggles with the idea of using some of his company’s own treatments in minors.

Opioids before surgery means higher costs, more problems afterward, U-M study finds

Surgery patients often go home from the hospital with a prescription for painkillers to take as they recover. But a new study suggests that doctors should also focus on patients who were taking such medicines before their operations. People who received prescriptions for opioid painkillers in the months before elective abdominal operations had longer hospital stays, and a higher chance of needing follow-up care, than patients who weren't taking such medications before surgery.

Plastic surgeons often miss patients' mental disorders

Nearly 10 percent of people seeking facial procedures have a condition that distorts their perception of physical defects, new research suggests. Researchers found that plastic surgeons correctly identified the diagnosis of body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) in less than 5 percent of patients who screened positive for the disorder.

Instagram more damaging for body image than billboard ads, study finds.

Many modern celebrities are known for being on social media. For instance, the are notorious for posting daily glamorous and often lingerie clad images on that attract several million likes.

London mayor plans negative body image advert ban on Tube, buses and trains

Adverts promoting negative body images will be banned across the Transport for London network from next month. As part of his mayoral election manifesto Sadiq Khan pledged to ban adverts promoting "unhealthy or unrealistic" body images. The advertising watchdog received 378 complaints in 2015 about a weight-loss advert that asked customers if they were "beach body ready?"

I Underwent Cosmetic Surgery for My Body Dysmorphia... And I Wish I Hadnt 

Body dysmorphic disorder is a mental illness in which a person obsesses over the way he or she looks. In my case, my looks were the only thing that mattered to me. I had just moved to LA to become an actor and had very few, if any, friends. Id sit alone in my apartment and take pictures of myself from every angle, analysing every feature.

Muscle Dysmorphia: One in 10 men in gyms believed to have bigorexia

It is feared one in 10 men training in UK gyms could have a condition which can lead to depression, steroid abuse and even suicide. Muscle dysmorphia, which is also known as bigorexia, is an anxiety disorder which causes someone to see themselves as small, despite being big and muscular.

The 'ugly truth' about Body Dysmorphic Disorder

It is often dismissed as a "first world" problem and a "bad case of vanity" caused by today's obsession with appearance and celebrity. But, writes Susanna Jolly, Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) affects up to one in 50 people and many with the condition "self-medicate" by undergoing frequent and repeated plastic surgery procedures.

Hooked on the scalpel

When most people think of addiction, they think of substance abuse - not plastic surgery. But a growing number of Chinese are discovering cosmetic procedures' potential to become habit-forming as more people in the country surgically alter their appearances. Experts agree cosmetic surgery addiction is unhealthy but struggle to define it. It's not an officially recognized mental illness, although likely stems from diagnosable disorders, such as obsessive compulsive disorder, body dysmorphic disorder and depression.

Cosmetic surgery to look whiter fails to boost women's self-esteem

Many black or racially mixed women in Venezuela are undergoing nose jobs in an effort to look whiter, but the procedure only temporarily improves their self esteem and body image in a culture that values whiteness, a Dartmouth College study finds.

For Those With Psychological Issues, Cosmetic Surgery May Not Be The Solution

Patients who have suffered from domestic violence, or who have underlying psychological issues, are more likely to undergo cosmetic surgery. Their conditions may also actually worsen rather than improve following surgery. The study, from the Institute of Education - a systematic review of all available research evidence -- comes in the wake of last year`s PIP (Poly Implant Prothese) breast implant controversy.

`My son`s plastic surgery addiction could kill him`

From childhood, Justin hated his looks. Now after 90 procedures – including five nose jobs, biceps implants and an eyebrow lift – his mother, Tanya Marsik, is terrified he will die on the operating table. Looking back at childhood photos of my four children I can hardly recognise my oldest son, Justin. Born with high cheekbones, thick dark hair and a sweet smile, I always thought he was a handsome boy. But now, after 90 cosmetic procedures including Botox, implants and silicone injections, he looks more like a plastic doll than a human being.

Get 'em off: ban cosmetic surgery ads in public places

According to today’s report published by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Body Image, half the UK public suffer from negative body image. The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons agrees with the recommendation that a separate code of regulations be drawn up governing cosmetic surgery advertising and today calls for an outright ban on ads of this type in public places such as billboards and public transport.