Issues involving the breast, chest and nipples can affect as many as 21 percent of body dysmorphic disorder sufferers [source: Phillips]. Actually, breast augmentation tops the list of cosmetic surgeries performed in the U.S. in 2010 with 296,000 going under the knife, and with 93,000 procedures, breast reconstruction is among the top five reconstructive plastic surgeries [source: American Society of Plastic Surgeons].
Those who don't seek surgical remedies for small, large, uneven or pendulous breasts, or are dealing with the results of surgically removed breast tissue from mastectomy procedures may try to hide or alter the look of their breasts by wearing prosthetic devices or loose clothing.
Breast issues can be profoundly disturbing for both men and women. For women particularly, the breasts can have deep significance, and real or imagined problems with breast perception can have wide-ranging quality of life implications.