Is Social Media Influencing Cosmetic Surgery?

The popularity of Facebook and other social media sites is undeniable. Lately I’ve noticed that quite a few of my patients mention social media when they’re talking about their reasons for wanting to look younger. Is social media really having an impact on cosmetic surgery?

New Trends

A recent poll conducted by the American Academy of Facial and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) reports that respondents saw a 31 percent increase in requests for plastic surgery because patients want to look better on social media outlets.

Even outside of social media, the modern world has become increasingly visual. High-profile celebrities and executives are living in the public eye now more than ever, and it’s important for their public image that they their best even in candid paparazzi shots. The polished look of these prominent movers and shakers exerts even more influence on the average citizen to want to improve their looks.

Liposuction has long been a mainstay of maintaining the perfect body that’s essential in the entertainment industry. In recent years, I’ve seen an increase in minimally invasive cosmetic procedures for the face and body to look younger as well: BOTOX® injections, laser skin resurfacing, and injectable fillers are some of my most popular requests from patients.

Whether wanting to look your best online or in real life, there are a variety of procedures that can help you look younger and more refreshed. Social media may be the latest incentive, but there’s never been a better time to bring out the best in your body.

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