Bold is beautiful, but if you have a few flaws, either real or imagined, you may not feel like wearing them proudly for everyone to see. Let's test your mettle when it comes to body image with this quiz about body parts people love to hate. Are you easy going or a master of disguise?
Cosmetic surgery is one way to transform a liability into an asset when it comes to body parts that don't quite fit this season's ideal of beauty, and plenty of people are having a nip or a tuck in order to come out of hiding for good. About how many cosmetic surgical procedures were performed in the U.S. in 2010?
- 25 million
- 13.1 million
- 7 million
What's the name of the disorder characterized by an obsession with body image and real or imagined physical flaws?
- Physical flaw syndrome (PFS)
- Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD)
- Low self image complex (LSIC)
Some people hide physical flaws with layers of clothing while others have offending features changed through cosmetic surgery. Which cosmetic procedure is not on the list of top five cosmetic surgical procedures performed in the U.S. every year?
- Chin augmentation
Hiding an unsightly scar behind an interesting tattoo or piece of jewelry isn't all that uncommon. What item on the list below isn't a type of skin scarring?
What type of skin scarring is characterized by scar tissue extending beyond the area of the original injury?
- Acne scars
- Keloid scars
- Hypertrophic scars
Androgenetic Alopecia (male pattern baldness or MPB) is responsible for what percentage of male hair loss?
- 50 percent
- 95 percent
- 30 percent
Today, how many men in the U.S. have some form of male pattern baldness (MPB)?
- 35 million
- 5 million
Body dysmorphic disorder or BDD is an illness characterized by a preoccupation with body flaws like poor skin or small breasts. What other common illness often presents itself with BDD?
- Bipolar disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Between the ages of 30 and 40, what percentage of the male population will start to see thinning hair indicative of male pattern baldness?
In fashion, upper arms may be the new legs for showing off a toned, sexy body. What prominent public figure is known for her perfect upper arms.
- Sarah Palin
- Michelle Obama
- Michele Bachmann
Cellulite, that distinctive dimpling of the fat layer under the skin, is most common in what areas of the body?
- The thighs, buttocks and abdomen
- The breast and arms
- The back, buttocks and torso
About how many people in the U.S. avoid seeing the dentist because of dental phobia?
- Between 4 and 5 million
- Between 30 and 40 million
- Between 750,000 and 1.5 million
In a study conducted by the British Dental Health Foundation, what percentage of respondents who didn't visit the dentist regularly claimed their biggest reason for avoiding the dentist's chair was fear?
- 52 percent
- 36 percent
- 12 percent
What term refers to the cosmetic reshaping of the human ear?
What is the name of the common ear deformity that leads to protuberant ears?
- Tragus Syndrome
- Cup-ear deformity
What percentage of people over 50 in the U.S. will develop distended or twisted leg veins known as varicose veins?
- 75 percent
- 50 percent
- 30 percent
Although best known as a woman's ailment, what percentage of men will eventually develop varicose veins?
- 15 to 20 percent
- 40 to 45 percent
- 5 percent
Varicose veins are most commonly associated with aging, but what are some of the other common risk factors for this condition?
- Diet, climate and elevation
- Obesity, pregnancy and heredity
- Height, blood type and ethnicity
It can be hard to hide a large stomach, which makes this one body part that's a prime candidate for surgery. About how many tummy tucks were performed in the U.S. in 2010?
What's a cankle?
- Slang for a bunion
- A swollen or thick ankle
- A lazy eye