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When Wanting Beauty Becomes An Unhealthy Obsession

A third of people seeking reconstructive nasal surgeries have body dysmorphic disorder, according to a new study. Those with BDD are preoccupied with an imagined physical defect or a minor defect. These concerns interfere with their daily life, and it's something others can't see. To learn how BDD affects communities of color, host Michel Martin speaks with board-certified plastic surgeon Anthony Youn.

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