Social media users suffering from "Snapchat dysmorphia" are seeking cosmetic surgery procedures to match the filtered versions of themselves.

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Doctos have coined the new term to describe the psychology of patients looking to become more like the altered versions, including fuller lips, thinner noses and bigger eyes.

According to a new article in the JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery - penned by doctors from Boston University School of Medicine's Department of Dermatology - it is becoming "an alarming trend".

The article reads: "This is an alarming trend because those filtered selfies often present an unattainable look and are blurring the line of reality and fantasy for these patients...

"The pervasiveness of these filtered images can take a toll on one's self esteem, make one feel inadequate for not looking a certain way in the real world, and may even act as a trigger and lead to body dysmorphic disorder."