Do Your Selfies Have You Thinking About Plastic Surgery?
Social media may be making us more connected, but it’s also making us more conscious of our looks, a recent survey says.
One in three facial plastic surgeons polled say patients are more aware of their looks because of social media -- and that this heightened awareness has led to an increase in request for procedures.
Selfies are having an impact on plastic surgery in other ways too. Patients considering plastic or reconstructive surgery often show physicians their selfies, which help them explain what specific goals they would like addressed. This helps the doctor to pinpoint the surgical approach that would work best.