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Would You Do Implants for Someone Who Suffered from BDD and Removed Her Own Implants After Recovery from That Disorder?

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Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Breast Implants

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    Plastic surgeons typically do not operate on patients with a diagnosis of BDD, but I do not presume to be an expert on the disorder or its treatment.


Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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BBD Patient

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The answer is NO.  I would not operate on this patient.  I have to agree with the post below.  A "non surgeon" who would remove their own implants, has not recovered from BBD.

Robert E. Zaworski, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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BDD patient

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Any non-surgeon who "removes their own implants" is not fully recovered from their BDD.  So, I would decline to operate on this person.

Thomas Fiala, MD
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No

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I doubt that  you are recovered from BDD. It is long lasting, perhaps you are slightly better, but I would not take the risk. Why should I take your problem and make it mine.

William B. Rosenblatt, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Breast Augmentation for Patients with History of Body Dysmorphic Disorder?

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Thank you for the question.

 It depends. If the patient has “recovered” from the body dysmorphic disorder ( as documented by her psychiatrist)  and fits the usual criteria for being a good candidate for the procedure ( otherwise healthy, self-motivated,  possess realistic expectations, is psycho socially and financially stable…)  then I would definitely be willing to  proceed.

 I hope this helps.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Body Dismorphic Disorder

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BDD is complicated in regards to plastic surgery.  Taking out you own implants is extreme and dangerous beyond belief.  I don't believe you ever really recover completely from this disorder.  I would have to have a long talk with your psychiatrist to even  consider it.  Your life is more important than the size of your breasts.

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Talmage J. Raine, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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BDD patient

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No, NEVER. Removing one's own implants reflects a very severe disorder whIch warrants psychiatric treatment. Such a patient should not be considered a surgical candidate.

Robert L. Kraft, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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