Photo-editing filters allow people to reach a level of physical “perfection.” We all use filters from time to time, but Dazed dives into what happens when an airbrushed image of yourself becomes the reality you want. Dr Tijion Esho, a cosmetic doctor, came up with the term “Snapchat dysmorphia” after his clients began coming into consultations with filtered selfies, looking to permanently contour cheekbones, straighten or reduce nose size, or make themselves look slimmer.
The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons show that 55 per cent of facial plastic surgeons in 2017 saw patients who wanted surgery to help them look better in selfies, compared to just 13 per cent in 2013.
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