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Cosmetic surgeons in the USA are reporting a [disturbance / disturbing] increase in the number of patients [seeking / seek] and having facial procedures to look [like / liking] their Snapchat selfies. The surgeons have termed this alarming new [trendy / trend] "Snapchat dysmorphia". This term derives from the [conditioned / condition] body dysmorphic disorder - a mental disorder where the [sufferer / suffering] is obsessed with the idea that part of their body or [appearance / appear] is severely flawed and in need of drastic [measures / measure] to fix it. The surgeons described the condition in the journal Facial Plastic Surgery. They wrote that 55 per cent of plastic [surgeons / surgery] reported an increase in the number of patients wanting alterations to their face to look like they [done / do] after using Snapchat filters.

Snapchat and other social media apps provide filters to [allowable / allow] people to "enhance" photos of their face to look "cuter". The professors say this is [fuel / fuelling] an obsession among younger people, [special / especially] teenage girls and women, with the "perfect" face. Doctors say [much / many] of the requests are physically impossible to [reform / perform] surgically. They wrote: "This is an alarming [trendy / trend] because those filtered selfies often present an [unattainable / unattested] look and are blurring the line of reality and fantasy for these [patience / patients] ." They added: "The pervasiveness of these filtered images can take [a toll / atoll] on one's self-esteem." The most common procedures being requested include thinner noses, wider eyes and [fuller / fully] lips.

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