cosmetic surgery addictionJoe Segen2016-11-28T22:03:39+00:00
cosmetic surgery addict, or…Space…the final frontier
cosmetic surgery addiction
A type of body dysmorphic disorder in which a person believes that the next–in a series of multiple previous– cosmetic procedure will resolve his/her issues related to poor body image.
The most public face of this disorder is that of Jocelyn Wildenstein (Frankenstein is more like it), who spent $4 million on her many surgical misadventures. One wonders about the ethics of a surgeon willing to put people under the knife who are clearly in greater need of mental health intervention.
Synonyms Michael Jackson syndrome, surgery addiction