Filtered Photos Causing Surge in Surgery

Filtered Photos Causing Surge in Surgery

More and more people are heading to cosmetic surgeons with their filtered selfies asking for procedures to make them look more like their edited image, according to a recently published article in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

The article, written by researchers at the Boston Medical Center, outlines how photo filters for cell phone social media apps have created a negative trend they have labeled "Snapchat dysmorphia." The researchers also claim that the condition is negatively impacting many individuals' self-esteem.

Snapchat has built-in filters designed to modify users' images. These filters can make the user look different by changing skin texture and tone, elongating eyelashes, changing eye shape and even making the bone structure of the face appear more angular.

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