A new study published in the July issue of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery suggests that patients seeking rhinoplasty often exhibit personality abnormalities, including obsessiveness, hypochondria, and making false statements.

Researchers used the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) to evaluate the personalities of 66 rhinoplasty candidates. None of the rhinoplasty patients rated as “normal” under the MMPI, while 40% of the control group did.

Researchers used the MMPI to determine that 23% of the subjects had “obsessive” traits, 20% had hypochondric traits, and 32% made false statements to exaggerate their own situation either positively or negatively in comparison to others.

[July 5; Medical News Today]