Dr. Tijion Escho who is known for the show Body Fixers is speaking out in the new documentary The Kardashian Effect about the dangers of cosmetic procedures women are undergoing in order to change their appearance. While it may be common knowledge that many women want to look like the Kardashians, and more specifically Kim Kardashian, Dr. Escho explained that people also want to look like their Snapchat filters, a condition known as Snapchat Dysmorphia. He warned that as more people want procedures such as lip fillers and butt implants, he’s seeing a number of patients coming into his office due to complications on a near-daily basis.
According to Dr. Escho, many people are taking shortcuts when seeking cosmetic facial work, and the risk is far greater than any rewards. He advised women who want to undergo cosmetic procedures to first determine they absolutely want the procedure. If they are convinced it is what they want to do, to only seek out qualified medical practitioners who have a track record of success.
There’s no question that the Kardashian/Jenner clan are influencers in this new social media age. Some feel that Kim Kardashian invented or developed the selfie to where it is today. Viewers have watched the Kardashians and Jenners evolve on television and redefine the definition of American beauty.
Now some are asking if it’s time to slow down and stop.
Some people want to look like #Snapchat filters and others like #KimKardashian
The fact is, these treatments can go horribly wrong ? #TheKardashianEffect on BBC iPlayer ?? https://t.co/x6xLTEnaUU pic.twitter.com/F3rJLGl0DF
— BBC iPlayer (@BBCiPlayer) March 29, 2018
The Kardashians and Jenners have built a multi-million dollar empire selling their look. Even though cosmetic procedures were involved, fans rush to follow the reality stars on social media and will buy every product they sell. This is known as the Kardashian Effect and it extends beyond buying makeup, waist trainers, or any other product the media moguls are selling.
Everytime the Kardashians and Jenners share a flawless selfie, there are millions of women and young girls watching and wishing they looked like them. Now, these women are flocking to plastic surgery and other cosmetic doctors in order to look like their idols.
Snapchat and Instagram filters easily remove years, wrinkles, and imperfections from the physique and as more women share these edited pictures, they find themselves wishing they looked like the flawless images they share. In turn, they are undergoing risky procedures to make a digitalized version of themselves reality.
You may find out more about the Kardashian Effect and how the next generation believes they must present flawless selfies and get tons of likes in order to make it as an influencer in this age in the video below.
But what will this mean for the young generation who is learning that self-esteem is reflective upon the most recent selfie image? Will the number of Instagram likes determine whether women rush out to get the latest cosmetic procedure?
And if so, how many women will end up botched instead of beautiful?