Hiding Body Parts Quiz



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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?

That would be 13.1 million, an increase of 5 percent over 2009.


What's the name of the disorder characterized by an obsession with body image and real or imagined physical flaws?

Extreme dissatisfaction with one's personal appearance that disrupts daily life and can be characterized as obsessive is called Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD).


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?

Although chin augmentation is a legitimate surgical procedure, it isn't in the top five.


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?

Keloid and contracture along with acne and hypertrophic are types of scars. To palapte is to explore by touching.


What type of skin scarring is characterized by scar tissue extending beyond the area of the original injury?

Keloid scars are an aggressive healing response where the growth of scar tissue extends beyond the site of the original injury.


Androgenetic Alopecia (male pattern baldness or MPB) is responsible for what percentage of male hair loss?

From a slightly receding hairline (with more hair loss around the temples), to more widespread hair loss, male pattern baldness is responsible for 95 percent of male hair loss.


Today, how many men in the U.S. have some form of male pattern baldness (MPB)?

Male pattern baldness affects approximately 35 million men across the country.


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?

That would be obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). BDD sometimes also presents itself with anorexia nervosa and clinical depression.


Between the ages of 30 and 40, what percentage of the male population will start to see thinning hair indicative of male pattern baldness?

By or before the age of 40, two thirds of U.S. males will begin to see signs of hair loss 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.

The rest of us may be hiding our upper arms under lightweight sweaters, but first lady Michelle Obama is showing off her shoulders in sleeveless dresses and blouses.


Cellulite, that distinctive dimpling of the fat layer under the skin, is most common in what areas of the body?

Cellulite is most commonly found on the thighs, buttocks and abdomen.


About how many people in the U.S. avoid seeing the dentist because of dental phobia?

Between 30 and 40 million people in the U.S. are afraid to visit the dentist and may be risking their health as well as their smiles.


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?

That would be 36 percent of respondents.


What term refers to the cosmetic reshaping of the human ear?

Ear reshaping is called otoplasty.


What is the name of the common ear deformity that leads to protuberant ears?

The condition that causes the ears to jut out excessively is called a cup-ear deformity.


What percentage of people over 50 in the U.S. will develop distended or twisted leg veins known as varicose veins?

That would be 50 percent of folks over 50.


Although best known as a woman's ailment, what percentage of men will eventually develop varicose veins?

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 40 to 45 percent of men will eventually develop varicose veins, a condition characterized by poor blood flow in the veins of the legs caused by weakening valve action.


Varicose veins are most commonly associated with aging, but what are some of the other common risk factors for this condition?

Obesity, pregnancy and heredity are all risk factors for varicose veins.


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?

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that 116,000 tummy tucks were performed in 2010, making it the fifth most popular cosmetic surgical procedure.


What's a cankle?

Cankle is slang for a thick or swollen ankle that obscures the natural curve of the calf, making the leg look stout and trunklike.


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