The “selfie.” We’ve all done it: arm up, smile out, and clicking finger ready. A staple across social media platforms, this digital self-portrait has become a primary means for visually documenting our lives. We recently discussed how social media may be taking a toll on body image, but is it also affecting the plastic surgery industry? We are here to find out if selfies are boosting plastic surgery demand.
The quest for a perfect selfie is being taken quite seriously by some: according to recent studies, selfies may be boosting the demand for plastic surgery. The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery reports that doctors have seen an increase in patients seeking cosmetic surgery because they’re unhappy with their image on social media. In response, rhinoplasty, hair transplants, eyelid surgery, and even hand lifts have all risen in demand.
While the selfie may be causing some additional self-scrutinization, we think it is likely not the only factor in ever-increasing demands for cosmetic surgery. The truth is, plastic surgery has become a socially acceptable and increasingly accessible way to improve ones appearance—so it’s no surprise that more people are pursuing cosmetic procedures and treatments.
When it comes to improving your looks through cosmetic surgery, the most important factor is that you feel happy and confident with yourself. Our plastic surgery practice works closely with men and women who would like to improve aspects of their appearance to feel more confident. If you earn a little extra selfie-satisfaction in the process, that’s an added bonus!
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