* Plastic surgery addiction usually arises from "imagined ugly syndrome", also known as body dysmorphic disorder (BDD).
* According to Adam Searle,former president of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), sufferers may "express distorted ideas about their body".
* Repetitive behaviour such as excessive grooming and obsessive checking of appearance in reflective surfaces are also symptoms.
* Sufferers may seek plastic surgery to correct their imagined defects. Often, once one perceived problem with their face or body has been "fixed", they will develop a new fixation.
* It is not known how many people suffer from BDD, but the best estimates suggest the figure could be about 1 per cent of the population.
* According to a survey last year, 33 per cent of plastic surgeons said the number one reason for turning potential patients away was owing to their unrealistic expectations and the belief that surgical procedure would "solve all their problems".
* Thirty per cent of surgeons also turned away patients wanting unnecessary surgery, including facelifts in their thirties.
* Five per cent of BAAPS surgeons said patients who were "obsessed with celebrity looks" was also one of the most common reasons for refusing treatment. www.baaps.org.uk Amy Oliver
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