Katie Couric Talks Plastic Surgery in New Makeup-Free Selfie at 61

Katie Couric Talks Plastic Surgery in New Makeup-Free Selfie at 61

Katie Couric’s latest Instagram post is
not like her others, and not only because the longtime journalist shared a rare
selfie, but also because of the message that she shared with
fans as well.

Sporting glasses and pajamas, the
61-year-old posted a makeup-free image of herself to social media for her fans, hoping it’d inspire
them to appreciate their own natural look, People reports.

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“An article in the latest issue of JAMA says plastic
surgeons are increasingly getting requests to make people look as good as they
do in their selfies after they edit them,” Couric captioned the photo,
referring to a recent study regarding new, social media–inspired plastic surgery trends. “Researchers call
it ‘Snapchat dysmorphia’ and say it is having a negative impact on self-esteem and can even trigger body dysmorphic disorder, which is classified as a
mental illness. Clearly, I am bucking that trend. I also have a terrible sore
throat. #happymonday.”

report that Couric cites—it was released August 2—has been circulating quite a
bit over the past week. Researchers from the study say they’ve found an uptick
in people asking for plastic surgery to recreate the flawless, filtered version
of themselves that they see on apps like Snapchat and Instagram. This new trend
of ‘Snapchat dysmorphia’ was dubbed “alarming” by researchers and they claim that “filtered
selfies often present an unattainable look and are blurring the line of reality
and fantasy for these patients.”

Because experts have categorized ‘Snapchat
dysmorphia’ as a version of body dysmorphic disorder, it’s clear that this condition
is more concerning than most would assume. While plastic surgery is a personal
decision that should never be judged or questioned by others, it’s always good
to be reminded that your natural self is beautiful too, which is why we couldn’t
be happier that Couric decided to share her refreshing perspective with fans.


By | 2018-08-07T23:09:20+00:00 August 7th, 2018|Categories: Plastic Surgery|Tags: |0 Comments

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