Plastic Surgery Addiction: Causes, Risks, & Treatment
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Primary Changes: Edited for readability and clarity. Reviewed and added relevant resources. Revised “Signs of Plastic Surgery Addiction” and “What Causes Plastic Surgery Addiction.” Added “Treatment for Plastic Surgery Addiction.” New material written by Christina Canuto, LMFT-A and reviewed by Heidi Moawad, MD.
Author: Nicole Artz, LMFT
Reviewer: Kristen Fuller, MD