For most people, cosmetic surgery is a one off occurrence. Usually, these people will keep saving up so that eventually they can afford to alter the part of their body they are least happy with. This might involve a nose job, breast augmentation or a facelift. However, for some, cosmetic surgery is an addiction and it’s important that you know the warning signs before you get hooked on altering your body beyond recognition.
Is There Really Such a Condition as Cosmetic Surgery Addiction?
When we think of the word ‘addiction’ we tend to think about substance abuse or gambling addictions, to name a few examples. However, addictions have many forms and can manifest themselves in ways that can take us completely by surprise. Cosmetic surgery addiction is a behavioral addiction – sufferers become addicted to seeing the changes in their body and develop a skewed image of themselves and unrealistic expectations.