Childhood Abuse, Body Shame, and Addictive Plastic Surgery explores the psychopathology that plastic surgeons can encounter
when seemingly excellent surgical candidates develop body dysmorphic disorder postoperatively. By examining how developmental
abuse and neglect influence body image, personality, addictions, resilience, and adult health, this highly readable book uncovers
the childhood sources of body dysmorphic disorder. Written from the unique perspective of a leading plastic surgeon with extensive
experience in this area and featuring many poignant clinical vignettes and groundbreaking trauma research, this heavily referenced
text offers a new explanation for body dysmorphic disorder that provides help for therapists and surgeons and hope for patients.