Ever since smartphones became more of a need than a want, it has changed many things in our lives. Interactions became digitally driven, information became accessible but also less secure. And now, even self-perception and worth are becoming more dependent on one's online presence. Still, new advancements mean new challenges that we need to overcome. One of the most popular is cyberbullying. But now, it has taken another extreme curve, with people actually wanting to get cosmetic surgery because of the pervasiveness of filtered selfies.
Now, we've already talked about our thoughts on cosmetic surgery before and made the conclusion that it may not be as superficial as people think it is. But with this new issue, experts are claiming that more and more people are requesting to get their features altered to the extreme, even bordering on having their features altered based on Snapchat filters. This means bright, big and shiny eyes; a blurred-out complexion; and even changing one's physical proportions. It's even gotten to the point where the basis images that are being demanded from the surgeons are not only impossible to recreate but also pose a major health risk.