Cosmetic surgeons in USA are reporting a disturbing increase in number of patients seeking and having facial procedures to look like their Snapchat selfies. surgeons have termed this alarming new trend "Snapchat dysmorphia". This term derives from condition body dysmorphic disorder - mental disorder where sufferer is obsessed with idea that part of their body or appearance is severely flawed and in need of drastic measures to fix it. The surgeons described the condition in journal Facial Plastic Surgery. They wrote that 55 per cent of plastic surgeons reported increase in number of patients wanting alterations to their face to look like they do after using Snapchat filters.
Snapchat and other social media apps provide filters to allow people to "enhance" photos of their face to look "cuter". professors say this is fuelling obsession among younger people, especially teenage girls and women, with "perfect" face. Doctors say many of requests are physically impossible to perform surgically. They wrote: "This is alarming trend because those filtered selfies often present unattainable look and are blurring line of reality and fantasy for these patients." They added: " pervasiveness of these filtered images can take toll on one's self-esteem." most common procedures being requested include thinner noses, wider eyes and fuller lips.