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Young people are actually trying to get plastic surgery to up their Snapchat game

Young people are actually trying to get plastic surgery to up their Snapchat game

There apparently exists, in developed Western countries, a not insignificant number of people so enamored with the way social apps like Snapchat and Instagram make them appear, that these people are going to actual doctors with an actual, serious request: Please make me look more like I do in this Snapchat selfie. If that means plastic surgery, doc — so be it.

This is real, and it’s according to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, which in a 2017 survey reported that 55 percent of surgeons were dealing with these kinds of patients. Specifically, with people wanting to go under the knife so they could up their selfie game. That percentage, according to a CNBC report, was also up 13 percent over the previous year.