What are your thoughts on Fillers/plastic surgery & them becoming obsessions?This is a controversial topic but I have been thinking about it for years and have come to the conclusion that all people have very different views on beauty and what works best for them. I believe those views should be respected. Now we may agree or disagree but in the end what I hope for is that if one goes there, and gets fillers or work done on their face, that they look their best natural self. That being said, a natural look may not be what you are looking for and you may want to have a more dramatic look. When, however, does it get to the point where it becomes an obsession and not just a little tweak here and there? So now this question brings me to wonder when a healthy concern becomes some level of Body Dysmorphia. Do you ever wonder that?
Sometimes we will see someone who just cannot stop going in for facial work. When sometimes it gets to be too much, we wonder why they do not see this or why they keep doing more. Are we being judgemental?
Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), is a mental health disorder that involves an extreme preoccupation with minor or imagined flaws in one’s physical appearance. People with this disorder feel overwhelmed by negative thoughts about their body or face. They may spend excessive amounts of time and/or money in attempts to conceal their imperfections or various ways to “fix” the way they look.
According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, their research indicated that BDD is caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Many people with BDD have been bullied about their looks. A history of trauma, such as child abuse, also increases the likelihood of developing BDD. Treatment for BDD typically involves therapy, medication, or both. If you worry excessively about your looks, you’re not alone. Body dymorphia is common, especially among young adults. Many people have low self-esteem and body image concerns.But not everyone has been bullied and some may look perfect to others as they are, but do not think this and want a change.
What I wonder at times, is when does just healthy concern become an obsession? and how can we help avoid this?
I think that starting young in educationing yourself on healthy habits, good skincare products and a healthy, active lifestyle will help for many but not for all.
Why do YOU think this happens ?