'Snapchat dysmorphia': Patients seeking out cosmetic surgery for 'filtered' look

Doctors are raising concerns about the new trend of patients wanting to look like retouched, picture-perfect versions of themselves.
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Transcript for 'Snapchat dysmorphia': Patients seeking out cosmetic surgery for 'filtered' look
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Reporter: Face tune telling ABCs in part, fac and face 2 a actually breaking the illusion of perct Bo ideals. Everyone everyone I Ung it. Going on to S itel playing field for everyone. Sociy non belve unrealistic bodndards are actually real or attainable.kimberly says she does not have snapch dysmorphia, but saysheli the P good. Ited her to get black market silicone injtions in hear. Hink it takes two people. Itakesheatient to want the wrong thing for themselves and sgeon to want to go along with wrong decision. Reporter: After painful cocations, S end up seeking out corree surgery fromr. Ya to remove the silicone. Today she he F follow-up in I'metting bacto and I'mustappyhat I jus don'have to around in pain anymore. Eporter: Kimberl say she's going backo her natural look. And name. Ited to go back to the person THA mom made me. And that was T very you know,ubbly person. And thison thaverybody loved. The one thing you't putfi is your psyche and your menhealth. 'Ve goto geto a place where they feel good about selves. Ften W I some sort self-confce serum I coehe astead of all thetions ish for. Reporter: Kimberly says feelul narally. Ma loving yourself minus instagm likes and things like that. If you can do that, that's a thin an me, that's the U state of peace. Now M not scared to get agram. I'm aie boudreain Beverly hills, California.

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