Cosmetic Surgeon Warns Against ‘Snapchat Dysmorphia’

Cosmetic surgeons and dermatology say social media filters are creating an unrealistic expectation of one’s image.

Dr. J. Matthew Knight says patients request smaller power size in their skin, because their real life pores are bigger than their pore view through a Snapchat filter.

People are using Snapchat filters as a source of inspiration for potential cosmetic procedures that definitely don’t come cheap, according to physicians.

More cosmetic surgery patients are bringing in photos of themselves modified with Snapchat filters, instead of celebrity-inspired photos, as examples of how they want to look.

The majority of individuals who undergo cosmetic procedures are women.




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