Snapchat Dysmorphia' Drives People to Plastic Surgery to Improve Their Appearance in Selfies

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Popular apps like Snapchat and Facetune that allow users to filter their appearance may be driving a dangerous trend in young people who increasingly favor their nipped, tucked and heavily edited appearance over reality.

In an essay for the journal JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery, Boston University dermatology professors wrote that 55 percent of plastic surgeons reported patients sought facial procedures to improve their appearance in selfies, evidence that unattainable beauty standards set by social media and photo editing apps have spurred a phenomenon they call “Snapchat dysmorphia.” 
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