A Chinese woman undergoes facial cosmetic surgery at a hospital in Lanzhou, Gansu province, China. More than half the country’s plastic surgery clients in 2018 were under 28 years old, and 8 per cent were under 18. Photo: AFP

How Snapchat dysmorphia drives teens to plastic surgery to copy looks phone camera filters give them

  • Young people look obsessively through heavily filtered photos of influencers on Instagram, Snapchat and Weibo, and of themselves, then ask surgeons to copy them
  • More than half the plastic surgery clients in China are under 28; the average age at which western Europeans have cosmetic surgery has fallen by five years
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A Chinese woman undergoes facial cosmetic surgery at a hospital in Lanzhou, Gansu province, China. More than half the country’s plastic surgery clients in 2018 were under 28 years old, and 8 per cent were under 18. Photo: AFP
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