Selfie surgery

, Posted: Mon, June 9 2014 at 2:54 PM, Updated: Mon, June 9 2014 at 2:56 PM

Selfie surgery

We all look our best in real life, but a new trend shows young people now are taking drastic measures to look good on social media. It's being called "selfie surgery".

The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery finds 1 in 3 surgeons reporting seeing more patients with complaints about how they look in their social media snapshots, and wanting to go under the knife to fix it.

The average age of those sad selfie takers -- between 20 and 30.

Cristina Blanco, a frequent selfie taker saw a plastic surgeon and got a nose job, and later, a breast augmentation.

"When I take pictures now, I don't see myself using as many filters, and making certain poses or faces to make myself look good, I just take a picture as I am,” said Blanco.

"In every single patient, without exception, comes in now to a consultation with pictures of themselves in their phones, and they say, 'I don't like the way I look in this picture here,' said plastic surgeon, Dr. Michael Salzhauer.


Dr. Salzhauer says he turns about 20 percent of prospective patients away, telling them it's just a bad picture.

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