Youngsters who are avid users of social media apps such as Snapchat and Instagram are increasingly seeking to actually look like what they look like after applying filters. This is the reason why plastic surgeons are witnessing an increasing number of visits from youngsters.
At least 55 per cent of plastic surgeons in the United States (US) that they witnessed an increase in the number of patients that sought to ‘look better in selfies’, according to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Dermatology Professor Neelam Vashi said, “Sometimes I have patients who say, ‘I want every single spot gone and I want it gone by this week or I want it gone tomorrow.”
Snapchat offers a wide array of filters ranging from those that brighten skin colour to those that ‘extend’ eyelashes.