There’s A Spike In Plastic Surgery Thanks To A Snapchat Filter

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Plastic surgeons are reportedly seeing an increase in patients suffering from "Snapchat dysmorphia."

New research from the Boston University School of Medicine says more people have been asking doctors to make them look like their filtered Snapchat selfies. A 2017 survey found that 55-percent of patients sought plastic surgery so they could look better in selfies. That's a 13-percent increase from last year.

Filters are great, but the looks they give us are literally unattainable. Can’t happen….ever. So, remember to be proud of the real you! Researchers back us up on this by noting that it's often impossible for people to look like their filtered selfies and the apps are "blurring the line of reality and fantasy."

One concerning issue to focus is body image stress on kids thanks to selfies.

Source: CBS News

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