This is a truly terrible time to be camera shy. Even if you don't participate in the age of the selfie, you probably have a profile pic or two. And if you don't like the way you look, it can be a... See More
This is a truly terrible time to be camera shy. Even if you don't participate in the age of the selfie, you probably have a profile pic or two. And if you don't like the way you look, it can be a nagging problem. Tonight, we're going to meet some people going to great lengths, some might say extremes, to look picture perfect. Here's ABC's Cecilia Vega. Reporter: Shriana is no stranger to going under the knife. It will take off five years. Reporter: She's about to have her second surgery. This doctor will take fat from her butt and inject it into her face. I think that we're going to go around the eyes and the temples, possibly a little bit in the hollows of my cheeks. Reporter: All in a seemingly never-ending quest to look better online. I'm constantly untagging myself. Reporter: She says a digital image is today's first impression to the world, and you can't escape a bad picture. The social media of it all has put so much focus on how I look, and it just makes me really self-conscious. The only difference between me and every other person that's getting plastic person is I'm not denying it. Reporter: She's had plenty of botox and breast implants. I don't remember what real boobs feel like anymore. I don't know anybody that has real ones anymore. Reporter: And she always had a problem with her chin. She didn't hike the way it looked during Skype chat. And on Facebook. My darn chin just bugs the living daylights out of me in the photo. Reporter: She decided on a chin implant. It sounds hike you're going to a pretty far extreme. To me, plastic surgery should be a last-ditch effort, after you've worked out, after you've had good discipline in your diet and exercise. Reporter: Her doctor also suggests a nose job. When you do a chin, sometimes you have to do a little more to balance the face. Reporter: How do you feel? I'm getting really excited, starting to border own nervous. Ready to rock and roll. This is going to be her Che cheekbo cheekbone. Reporter: It is two hours of surgery on her face. You hook good. Yeah? Very good, very nice. Are you happy with everything? I'm thrilled. I couldn't be happier. Reporter: A month later -- hi. Hi. Welcome. Reporter: Wow. She thinks she is final hi camera ready. Here is the quintessential profile shot. Reporter: Which before you never would have put it on? My little chin would have been looking like a little turtle. Reporter: She isn't the only one obsessed with her virtual self. People are honing in on every tiny flaw. I see so many people bringing in a picture of themselves, and they say, I was at this party and took this picture of myself and say do I look like that? Just because you have one bad picture of yourself and you run to a plastic surgeon's office is insanity. Reporter: It might sound crazy, but more and more people are doing exactly that. 33% of surgeons have seen an increase in patients getting plastic surgery for the sole purpose of looking better on social media. There are a bunch of people misinformed about what it does and think this is an art form. This is a way to make certain people happy by doing very subtle, subtle things. Reporter: The nips and tucks might have been subtle, but the reaction to her going under the knife wasn't. 90% of the feedback I've gotten has been positive. Then there's the angry 10%. The angry 10% seems to think that I should have spent the money on therapy, that I should have gotten more work done, that I looked better before the surgery. Reporter: But it doesn't bother her. The opposite, in fact. Of course I enjoy the attention. Who doesn't? I would be a liar if I said I didn't enjoy the attention. Reporter: Now she's even going back for more. I'm not getting more procedures done for more attention. I'm getting more procedures done because I want to maintain and prevent aging. Reporter: What's your biggest fear about plastic surgery? That I'm going to end up looking like Joslyn. Reporter: That doesn't stop me? It trust my surgeon. Reporter: She's a familiar face at her blaplastic surgeon's office and since she's a family friend, she gets a discount for the fat grafting. It can cost up to $10,000. Very exciting. Plastic surgery is expensive if it's done well. Something that you don't want to bargain shop for. I'm very blessed because I work really hard. And what I spend on surgery is my business. Reporter: After a short consultation, including computer renderings, her surgery begins. We're going to fill in her eyes over here. Reporter: The procedure is intense. Triana is knocked out with general anaesthesia. A syringe is used to suck out the fat, which is then spun in a centrifuge to concentrate it. Injecting it into her face requires precision. There is no room for error. This is a very precise part of the surgery. There's no leeway whatsoever. Reporter: Subjecting her body to all of this takes two hours. But for Triana, it's worth it if getting all this face work means looking better on face work. For "Nightline," I'm Cecilia Vega in Los Angeles.
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