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People are requesting surgery to look like their best selfie, surgeons say

People are requesting surgery to look like their best selfie, surgeons say
Posted at 1:08 PM, Aug 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-23 09:19:26-04

(CNN) - Selfies. We're all guilty of taking them, but is technology messing with our perception of what we look like?

From Instagram, to Snapchat, even apps made to just "beautify you," there are no shortage of Photoshop features at your fingertips.

But, constantly changing your photos to show a slightly better version of yourself, can have a psychological impact.

It's being called “Snapchat Dysmorphia," and some say it can lead to body Dysmorphic Disorder

Which is an "excessive preoccupation with a perceived flaw in our appearance."

A recent article in the JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery Journal says more and more patients are bringing altered photos into their offices.

And looking for permanent, surgical options to improve their selfies.

Of course, people with a true case of body dysmorphia, will likely never be satisfied with their outward appearance.

Seeking out psychological help is a better option than going under the knife for those patients.

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