Instagram Inspires New Wave of Plastic Surgery

Patients are requesting permanent "soft-focus" alterations to their skin to emulate flattering photo filters.
2:14 | 02/05/15

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The big trend in cosmetic surgery. Beam going under the knife to look like their perfect selfies. They are inspired by the filtered photos on instagram. ABC's Linzie Janis has more. Reporter: Natalie portman's nose. Jennifer garner's defined jaw. Angelina Jolie's lips but instead of bringing that, some people are getting a bit more real. Now people are coming in with instagram filters. Reporter: Instagram setting off one of the hottest new trends in cosmetic surgery. Patients asking doctors to alter their appearance to make them look in real life like the selfies they take using one of the photo filters. Those filters capable of boosting selfie esteem. I tested them out. Willow making my face looking more defined. Early bird giving me a softer glow. Janet Ross says she fell in love with the way she felt the Amaro filter improved her snaps. I can totally post this because I look good. I'm softer. Reporter: The 47-year-old asking her doctor to mimic the filter but make the result a little more permanent. I have the fillers in the sides here. On the lips a little bit and then the botox -- Dr. Jonathan Kaplan a plastic surgeon has been able to help many of his patients like Ross ditch those instagram filters without going under the knife. The patients that are coming in with the filters from instagram are concerned about the wrinkles around their mouth, complexion and different blemishes and dark spots or red spots and great for them because you don't really need any surgical procedures for that. Some psychiatrists say this latest quest for selfie improvement could be dangerous. Filters are something special designed for a camera. Not a plastic surgeon's fingers. Reporter: As for Ross she says she has no regrets. I feel way more confident. I don't need the filters anymore. Reporter: For "Good morning America," Linzie Janis, ABC news, New York.

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