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‘Snapchat Dysmorphia’: Seeking Selfie Perfection

Neelam Vashi, MD, assistant professor of dermatology, Boston University School of Medicine; director, Cosmetic and Laser Center, Boston University School of Medicine.

Daniel Maman, MD, plastic surgeon, 740 Park Plastic Surgery, New York City.

Katharine Phillips, MD, professor of psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College; attending psychiatrist, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York City.

Funda Yilmaz Marra, approved skilled counselor, Georgia Psychological Treatment Center.


JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery: “Selfies — Living in the Era of Filtered Photographs.”


JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery: “Nasal Distortion in Short-Distance Photographs: The Selfie Effect.”


International Journal of Eating Disorders: “Photoshopping the selfie: Self photo editing and photo investment are associated with body dissatisfaction in adolescent girls.”


Clinics in Dermatology: “Obsession with perfection: body dysmorphia.”

American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: “Statistics: Social Media Makes Lasting Impact on Industry — Becomes Cultural Force, Not Fad.”

Google’s The Keyword: “Google Photos: One year, 200 million users, and whole lot of selfies.”

Instagram: “#selfie.”

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