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Boston-based medical researchers published an article in 2017 ( https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamafacialplasticsurgery/article-abstract/2688763 ) warning of Snapchat dysmorphia.

The pervasiveness of filtered images of unattainably perfect pictures on apps like Snapchat can take a toll on one’s self-esteem, make one feel inadequate for not looking a certain way in the real world, and may even act as a trigger and lead to body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). Classified in 1987, BDD is an obsessive-compulsive preoccupation with perceived flaws in one’s appearance, impairing one’s functioning and often leading to repeated plastic surgery. Dysmorphia literally means ‘bad form’ in Greek.


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I hate filters, even professionally (photography) I refuse to filter the face to the point where the client looks too different. IDC people should look like the most accurate representation of their selves as possible when being recorded, and makeup... That's another story, man...

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I'm finding i don't care about other people's opinions on my physical appearance. I am the same person with the same core values at my high weight and at my slim weight. Filtering photos is just another representation of what social media has done to self image. They have used psychology in apps to make you feel good when you are friended and get followers. I'm annoyed that society puts so much value in appearance.

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Just saw a news report last night that said studies show most people have plastic surgery to please themselves and not others.
I know I’m having a face/neck lift on Tuesday because I’m tired of turning my head whenever there is a camera in the room. I don’t like seeing photos of my disgusting turkey neck on Facebook when my friends tag me in a photo or post a photo without my permission. I don’t need to look perfect. I’m happy with my face, but my neck is gross. And while I’m under, they might as well do the bags under my eyes. I don’t wear make up. I wear bare skin and a tan. I don’t cover my wrinkles but I’m not going out with all this gross hanging skin around my neck. I have to look at it every time I walk through the bathroom and every time a photo is snapped. I hate this more than I hated being fat.
I don’t use filters.  I don’t Snapchat.  But I sure will stretch my arm up to hide my neck!  😀

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