Plastic surgeons are reportedly sounding the alarm about patients requesting to go under the knife to look like their Lensa AI self-portraits.
Users of Lensa AI “Magic Avatar” can virtually configure themselves to look like their favorite celebrities, greatly distorting their appearances through the app. Plastic surgeons, such as Dr. Terry Dubrow from “Botched,” have received inquiries from patients who want to become those images in real life, according to TMZ. He fears the trend sets seriously unrealistic expectations and cautions that the surgery is neither possible nor recommended.
Lensa AI’s new “Magic Avatar” feature is all the rage online — but some people wanna turn into all the incisions too … in real life, no less. https://t.co/bEGnuzHfQk
— TMZ (@TMZ) December 12, 2022
Dubrow said he has been approached by two people interested in becoming their Lensa AI portrait through plastic surgery, according to TMZ. He initially thought the requests were pranks, but ended up turning down the patients when he realized they were serious, the outlet reported. (RELATED: Supermodel Linda Evangelista Returns To Modeling After Botched Cosmetic Surgery)
These stars are looking pretty epic after using the Lensa App to turn their photos into works of art! https://t.co/hPRy0lARY1
— TMZ (@TMZ) December 6, 2022
Dr. Deepak Dugar and Dr. Ben Talei, who has performed plastic surgery on Shanna Moakeler, both agreed with Dubrow, according to the report. Dugar has reported the same feedback from obsessed fans, and said he has fielded five Lensa related plastic surgery requests in one week alone, TMZ reported.
Talei also said he has received multiple submissions of AI avatars from patients attempting to take on the virtual-image they see on their apps, according to the outlet.
All three famous surgeons said no ethical surgeon would contemplate taking on a surgical procedure based on an avatar, TMZ reported.