We have many examples on this website of benefices of immersive technologies for plastic reconstruction, reparative surgery or post-traumatic treatments. But there is also a dark side of these uses, especially when it transforms our perception of reality and our perception of our body. Since 2 years, surgeons have seen the development of a strange addiction called “Snapchat dysmorphia”. In theses situations, people ask for plastic surgery to look like Snapchat AR filter.
Social media, selfies, and filters are definitely mainstream, but experts say some are taking it too far. “Snapchat dysmorphia” is a term now used for people who are fixated on looking like their filtered pictures; and willing to pay for procedures to achieve the look by taking the augmented reality of social media into the doctor’s office.Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Nirmal Nathan calls it all a growing trend. While he has noted an increase in people inspired to have a cosmetic procedure by a filtered pictu