The Face of Trauma is Addicted to Plastic Surgery

June 25, 2019
Hosted by Dr. Carole Lieberman

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Do you ever think about having plastic surgery? Today's guest, Dr. Mark Constantian, is a plastic surgeon and author, who gives us a lot to think about before going under the knife. His latest book is Childhood Abuse, Body Shame & Addictive Plastic surgery: The Face of Trauma. He was spurred on to research these issues by patients who had rhinoplasties ('nose jobs') and became distraught afterwards, despite their nose coming out perfectly. He ultimately found that childhood trauma and/or neglect can lead to Body Dysmorphic Disorder, a psychiatric diagnosis where a person has a distorted impression of what their body looks like and they obsess over real or imagined flaws. Ironically, we are talking about this on the anniversary of Michael Jackson's death, whose childhood traumas led to his addiction to rhinoplasties. Dr. Carole adds her Freudian analysis about the nose being a 'displacement upwards' of the penis, meaning: conflicts about one's sexuality are often focused on the nose.

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Dr. Carole Lieberman

Dr. Carole Lieberman

Dr. Carole Lieberman is the psychiatrist the world trusts for help coping with today's times. She is also the preeminent authority on the psychology of show biz and the psychological influence of media. A multiple Emmy award-winner, Dr. Lieberman has spent over a decade analyzing the psychological impact of world events, as a guest and host on all major media outlets. She has appeared on "Oprah", CNN, “Entertainment Tonight, “Good Morning America”, "The Today Show", “The O’Reilly Factor”, Court TV, the BBC, and numerous other high profile shows. Her work has garnered numerous awards, including those from the Writers Guild of America, City of Los Angeles and the Film Advisory Board. Dr. Carole's latest book, Coping with Terrorism: Dreams Interrupted, a psychological survival guide, has recently been released. She maintains a star-studded practice in Beverly Hills and is listed in numerous Who’s Who directories.

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