Patient Experiences with BDD Screening during Cosmetic Consultations

Below are two case studies where patients have screened positive for body dysmorphic disorder before a cosmetic procedure, and on one occasion, after having completed a rhinoplasty . They show that difficult conversations can have good outcomes, and that collaboration between all parties is key. 

These stories come from Dr Toni Pikoos and Dr Ben Buchanan’s experience working with the cosmetic patients and are shared with the their permission. The names of the practitioners and patients have been changed.