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"For years, I've heard patients and family members say, 'Oh, look at my nose, it looks so big,' when they show me a selfie. I was always telling my patients, 'that's not how you really look,'" lead author and plastic surgeon Boris Paskhover told Live Science. "The takeaway is, the selfie distorts your facial features."
A 2018 poll conducted by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons revealed that 55 percent of surgeons had patients requesting cosmetic procedures to improve their appearances and selfies and other pictures. The percentage was up from 42 percent the previous year.
"One of my concerns is, I don't want society in general to be distorted," Paskhover said. "I don't want people to think. 'This is what I look like,' when they see a selfie. You don't look like that. You look good."
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