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Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) refers to a preoccupation with an imagined or grossly exaggerated minor physical defect. Those with BDD might seek medical help (cosmetic surgery) rather than attend a psychiatric clinic. Therefore, it is often underdiagnosed. To investigate the prevalence of BDD, we reviewed the medical records of 817 individuals who sought cosmetic surgery during a 3-year period. The outcome after surgery was described for those with BDD. Our results showed that 63 (7.7%)doi:10.1016/s1607-551x(10)70075-9 pmid:20837344 fatcat:q7gdu3b5abbxror5bpayeqp2yi