Dr. Capi Wever discusses the prevalence of BDD in aesthetics, how to identify the psychological disorder and what to do if you discover you’ve treated a patient with BDD.
The last 20 years have seen dramatic increases in those seeking cosmetic procedures. In 2015, it was reported that 15.9 million cosmetic procedures were performed in the United States, increasing from 400,000 in 1992. But it’s not all good news. Along with this increase is the likelihood that more patients with phycological disorders are also walking through the practice door. In his presentation, “Body Dysmorphic Disorder in Cosmetic Surgery: A practical Review,” Capi Wever, M.D., Ph.D, a facial plastic surgeon practicing in the Netherlands, outlined the prevalence of body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) in the profession and how to best manage it.