People Getting Plastic Surgery to Match Snapchat Filters

Doctors are raising concerns about a new way social media may be messing with your self-esteem called “Snapchat dysmorphia.”

An increasing number of people are seeking out plastic surgery based on what they see in apps like Snapchat and Facetune, according to three dermatologists from the Boston University School of Medicine writing in “JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.”

“A new phenomenon, dubbed ‘Snapchat dysmorphia,’ has patients looking for cosmetic surgery to look like filtered versions of themselves instead, with fuller lips, bigger eyes, or a thinner nose,” they write. “This is an alarming trend because those filtered selfies often present an unattainable look and are blurring the line of reality and fantasy for these patients.”

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