The media believes that China is going to be the next superpower. I am not sure that America is ready to give up the title, but according to this article it looks like China could certainly become a superpower in performing unnecessary plastic surgery. A Chinese woman in her twenties has already spent $800,000 dollars on plastic surgery. Her nickname is the “pink baby.” I am not sure that I understand the meaning of her nickname, but I believe that this patient has some serious issues. Any patient that seeks multiple plastic surgeries to this extent may have a psychological disorder. Commonly, patients with BDD, body dysmorphic disorder, will continue to have plastic surgery to correct an area of the body with which they are obsessed. No matter the outcome of surgery, these patients are typically dissatisfied because their view of their body is abnormal.
Here is the definition of body dysmorphic disorder from the Mayo clinic:
“Body dysmorphic disorder is a type of chronic mental illness in which you can’t stop thinking about a flaw with your appearance — a flaw that is either minor or imagined.”