Snapchat Dysmorphia Is a Thing

People have become obsessed with looking like the Snapchat filtered versions of themselves. So much so, they are now going into plastic surgeons and asking them to create the filtered look for them in real life. This is crazy! Read more on it below:

"Snapchat dysmorphia falls under body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), or a persistent, intrusive preoccupation with an imagined or slight defect in appearance that causes severe emotional distress and disrupts daily activities, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. About one in 50 people suffers from BDD, which usually develops in one’s teens, and affects men (about 2.5%) and women (about 2.2%) almost equally. It’s also associated with increased rates of suicide and depression."

Ugh this makes me so sad that we've gotten to this point. Read more below on how plastic surgeons are getting requests from people to look better in selfies.

"More than half (55%) of plastic surgeons said their patients asked for procedures specifically to make them look better in selfies last year, Vashi said, a 13% increase from 2015, illustrating the pressure to look doctored photo-ready at all times. In fact, most Americans (62%) admitted to editing a photo before posting it online, according to a TruePic survey released last year. And many social media and photo-editing apps besides Snap can do these things; flattering Instagram filters smooth complexions, while Facetune actually alters pics to whiten teeth, change the shape of your face and clear pimples."

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