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Boob jobs boost 9 in 10 women's sense of well being.

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Melbourne, Feb 28 (ANI): More than 90 per cent of women who have boob jobs feel better about themselves, a new Aussie study has revealed.

According The Daily Telegraph, tests on 120 women before and after cosmetic surgery found that 8 per cent had body dysmorphic disorder Body Dysmorphic Disorder Definition

Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is defined by DSM-IV-TR as a condition marked by excessive pre-occupation with an imaginary or minor defect in a facial feature or localized part of the body.
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), a rate four times higher than in the general population.

"They think they are ugly when they are not," News.com.au quoted clinical psychologist Julie Malone, who conducted the research, as saying.

People with BDD who had cosmetic surgery felt no better about themselves, or in some cases worse.

While she opposed non-medical breast augmentations, Dr Malone advocated cosmetic and plastic surgeons screening for BDD and referred suspected sufferers to counselling.

"What the surgery does is encourage more surgery," Dr Malone said.

"It's not the surgeon's fault. That's the disorder. But the surgeons need to be picking it up in their pre-operative consult. There are ones that are missed and that's frightening," the expert added.

Malone said 92 per cent of women had an "increased sense of well-being" after surgery. (ANI)

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