I hate my selfie! New survey finds that 1 in 3 plastic surgeons have patients under 30 asking for facial procedures ‘so they can look better online’
- Doctors reported seeing a 10 per cent rise in nose jobs, a 7 per cent rise in hair transplants, and a 6 per cent rise in eyelid surgery in young people wanting to look better online
- Fifty-eight per cent of doctors surveyed said that they saw the increase in desire for plastic surgery in much younger patients due to social media
- Women are more likely to ask for face and eye lifts whereas men want to keep their hair and fight wrinkles
Plastic surgeons claim that more and more young clients are coming to them for plastic surgery because they want to look good in selfies on their various social media accounts. In a world where people sign into their Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat as routinely as they brush their teeth, there comes a growing concern for the way they appear online.
A survey conducted by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery found that one in three plastic surgeons saw an increase in people wanting facial procedures so they could look better online. ‘Social platforms like Instagram, Snapchat and the iPhone app Selfie.im, which are solely image based, force patients to hold a microscope up to their own image and often look at it with more self-critical eye than ever before,’ said Dr. Edward Farrior, President of the academy.
‘These images are often the first impressions young people put out there to prospective friends, romantic interests and employers, and our patients want to put their best face forward.‘
CBS writes that doctors reported seeing a 10 per cent rise in nose jobs, a 7 per cent rise in hair transplants, and a 6 per cent rise in eyelid surgery.
Fifty-eight per cent of doctors surveyed said that they saw the increase in desire for plastic surgery earlier in life do to social media. Of the young plastic surgery seeking crowd, mostly young females sought out plastic surgery or injections so they could have better selfies or photos for various dating profiles. Women account for 81 per cent of all cosmetic procedures although some men are also looking to go under the knife.
CBS reports that women ask for face and eye lifts whereas men want to keep their hair and fight wrinkles.
In the under 35 group of plastic surgery patients, the nose job was is still the most popular procedure and accounts for 90 per cent of procedures for women and 86 per cent in men.
Some young people believe that selfies are empowering whereas a growing number of youths are dissatisfied with their appearance online and are willing to pay out the nose to change it.
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