People Are Getting Surgery To Look More Like Snapchat Filters. We’re Doomed As A Society

Jena Greene | Reporter

A growing number of people are requesting to look like their Snapchat filters, a new report claims.

JAMA plastic surgery network claims the photo editing and sharing app has caused a sensation they’re calling “Snapchat dysmorphia.”

JAMA Network reported the following:

Previously, patients would bring images of celebrities to their consultations to emulate their attractive features. A new phenomenon, dubbed “Snapchat dysmorphia,” has patients seeking out cosmetic surgery to look like filtered versions of themselves instead, with fuller lips, bigger eyes, or a thinner nose. This is an alarming trend because those filtered selfies often present an unattainable look and are blurring the line of reality and fantasy for these patients.

This really only mildly surprises me. Of course people want to look more like their Snapchat filters. It’s a lot easier to imagine oneself with good lighting, a slightly thinner nose, and mildly larger eyes than, say, completely transforming oneself into Jennifer Aniston (who used to be the most popular face requested in plastic surgeons’ offices).

For example, of course Kylie Jenner is attractive.

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But isn’t she even better looking with the implementation of a simple filter?

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Of course she is. Most people are. That doesn’t mean our society isn’t doomed as a whole, though. We’re for sure doomed. The second the first person walked into a plastic surgeon’s office and asked to look more like the dog filter, we were doomed.

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