Disturbing trend called ‘Snapchat dysmorphia’ is growing

People wanting surgeons to make them look like their social media filters

“A new phenomenon called ‘Snapchat dysmorphia’ has popped up […] where patients are seeking out surgery to help them appear like the filtered versions of themselves.”
Dr. Neelam Vashi

Well, that’s concerning – I love my technology but it’s important we all maintain the balance between reality and fantasy, or that world that tech facilitates and creates.

The fact that 55% of cosmetic surgeons last year reported patients who wanted the surgeon to help make them look more like their image created by Snapchat or Instagram filters is disturbing to me.