We're all familiar with the process of Instagramming a picture of yourself into oblivion so that all your smile-lines and blemishes are removed in a haze of filters.

However, it's now becoming common practice for people to bring their Instagram selfies to the plastic surgeon's office and ask for something similar.

Dr. Ellie Lavine has said that it's become a huge trend, with many patients "bringing in pictures of themselves taken at a favorite angle or filtered, and saying they want to look like that.”

In fact, the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery says surgeries and procedures driven by self-awareness from social media since 2013 have risen by over a third.

One patient specifically used the Inkwell and Sutro filter when receiving a treatment, claiming she wanted "people to see that person in person."

The increase in use of Instagram has a tool for plastic surgery comes as more people are wary of botched surgeries. It's believed that Instagram selfies are a more honest interpretation, with more flattering angles and filters.

"Clients are not trying to look like a whole different person anymore. We always stress taking what you have naturally and making it better," says Dr. Andrew Miller.

Would you use plastic surgery to make yourself look more like an image of yourself on Instagram? Would you consider plastic surgery at all?

Let us know in the comments!


Via NYDailyNews