Snapchat Users are Seeking Plastic Surgery

Everyone seems to look perfect on Snapchat. That’s thanks to a vast array of filters and editing options that can change our real-life appearance in an instant. But obsessively tinkering with how we look on social media can have damaging effects. Doctors have coined a new term, “Snapchat dysmorphia,” to describe the psychology of patients who seek cosmetic surgery procedures to look more like the filtered versions of themselves. While no one is asking for surgically attached Pokemon Pikachu ears or puppy noses, patients are requesting fuller lips, bigger eyes and thinner noses to look more like the altered versions of themselves. This is an alarming trend because those filtered selfies often present an unattainable look and are blurring the line of reality and fantasy according to the Boston University School of Medicine. These filtered images can take a toll on one’s self esteem, making one feel inadequate for not looking a certain way in the real world……Ed
Source: BONNIE BURTON/ Photo: Pokemon/Snapchat

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