It used to be that magazines images set unrealistic expectations but now it’s our own filtered version of ourselves that is starting a worrisome trend. Snapchat and Instagram filters are changing the way young people look at themselves.
A new phenomenon of using filtered selfies as a guide for plastic surgeons is on the rise and is known as “Snapchat Dysmorphia”. Filters have been accused of making people forget what they truly look like.
Plastic surgeons say more and more young people are turning to plastic surgery to make that Snapchat filter face a permanent look. Body dysmorphia disorder affects around 2.4 percent of the population but the over-usage of filters could be the reason that number goes up.