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Celebrity Plastic Surgeon Shares The Terrifying Popular New Trend

You might want to think twice before throwing on that dog filter for your next selfie.

According to celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Nassif and star of Botched, filters are part of the new dangerous plastic surgery trend that everyone's having done.

Since plastic surgery is so accepted today due on social media, it's become a double-edged sword.

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In other words, it all comes back to this: social media is setting unrealistic examples for what we want our faces to look like.

According to celebrity plastic surgeon, Dr. Paul Nassif, gone are the days of people bringing in a picture of a celebrity and asking for a nose like theirs.

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The new — and dangerous — trend is now all about wanted the "filtered selfie look."

“Everyone now is doing what we call ‘selfie-dysmorphia,'" Dr. Nassif explained to Yahoo Lifestyle.


“Everyone takes selfies these days and filters or FaceTunes them too much, and sometimes they take that selfie-dysmorphia into the doctor’s office and say ‘I want this’.”

The problem with "this" is that what people want is totally unrealistic.

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They want the "photoshopped" aspect that filters and apps like Facetune provide.

This includes a larger, more rounded butt, bigger lips, a skinnier waist, etc.

“Whether the nose is turned up too much or too small, or the eyebrows lifted up too much, or the lips too big that’s one of the negatives (of the craze),” he says.

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“It’s oftentimes not appropriate or too much.”

“Plastic surgery has become more of a social media craze,” he said.

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“People like showing off what they’ve had done, so it’s become more visible and more accepted," he said.

In 2018, there was even a rise in what was labelled as "Snapchat dysmorphia."

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While no one (hopefully) is asking to look like the dog or rainbow filter on Snapchat, there is something about these filters that make anyone look more attractive.

In addition to trying to look *like* a selfie, people are trying to look *better* in selfies, according to research done by the Boston medical center.

Surprisingly, Dr. Nassif says that there is a positive aspect to all of this.

“I haven’t had anyone ask me for a celebrity nose maybe in two or three years. Nobody does that anymore,” Dr. Nassif said.


Instead, they ask for "tweaks" that will help their nose, for example, look more like it does with a filter.

What people need to realize is that going after the filtered look can lead to "botched" jobs like this:

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This is Jordan Parks who appeared on an episode of Botched. He had spent $150,000 to look like Kim Kardashian.

He calls himself a "filler addict" since he has had filler injected in pretty much every area of his entire face, including his chin, lips, cheeks, and forehead.

He went on the show to fix his lips, which began leaking.

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Since the doctors refused to do any more work on him, he appeared on the show for a second time.

Once again, Dr. Nassif and his colleague, Dr. Dubrow, refused surgery on Parks.

Another dangerous plastic surgery trend Dr. Nassif mentioned was the "Kardashian effect."

"In the United States for the past three or four years, the trend has been to get bigger buttocks," he said.

"Kim Kardashian buttocks are very popular. However, that’s dangerous as it can be fatal if done badly."

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Thing is, not even Kim Kardashian has butt implants.

On Keeping Up With the Kardashians, she even did an ultrasound to prove that her butt was real.

On "Botched", there was a patient named Patricia who overdid her butt implants.

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Overdoing things like Brazilian Butt Lifts can lead to dire consequences, including death.

Thankfully, that wasn't the case for Patricia.

In the end, Dr. Nassif believes that plastic surgery should be done slow, if not at all.

Selfie safe, people!