Selfie Addiction Spurs Rise in Plastic Surgery

Selfie Addiction

Nobody can deny the fact that plastic surgery procedures are gaining significant popularity in the last few years. The number of people undergoing cosmetic surgery is continuously rising. There are various factors that have become the reason for this rise in popularity and demand for cosmetic surgery. Social media is an important factor that has brought awareness about the results and benefits cosmetic procedures can provide. Most of all, it should not be a surprise for anyone that nowadays people are obsessed with taking selfies, and the point to notice is that most of them eventually seek plastic surgery to either enhance their physical appearance or retain their existing profile. Dissatisfaction with the appearance in selfies is one of the top reasons that make people opt for surgical enhancement.

Therefore, in today’s blog, we will discuss how the selfie craze has caused a drastic increase in plastic surgery.

Selfie Addiction

Taking a selfie is far more than just a means of capturing a moment for a number of people. Taking selfies to become a passion and then addiction with the passage of time. Ultimately this leads to picking up the flaws in physical appearance and seeking something beneficial and super effective for improvement. In this situation, plastic surgery becomes the ultimate source to cure the imperfections, people feel they have in their bodies or faces.

According to a report put forward by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), nearly 33% of plastic surgeons receive requests for cosmetic procedures from those people who just want to improve their selfies profiles. The most popular procedure is rhinoplasty and the next most popular cosmetic procedures are hair transplant and eyelid surgery. They noted a 10% rise in demand for nose surgeries, 7% in hair transplants, and 6% in eyelid surgery in the last two years. America is the hub of plastic surgery but the same trend is being followed in the UAE and the rest of the countries too where selfies are becoming the reason for this high demand for cosmetic surgery procedures.

Role of Social Media

Social media and beauty trends being set up by the communities have made it common for people to arrive at doctor’s clinics and present their selfies to show the flaws in their appearance which they desire to fix. Most plastic surgeons also associate a rise in the popularity of plastic surgery with social media because they are noticing that social media apps are motivating people to undergo cosmetic procedures. Apps like Instagram or Snapchat and iPhones allow users to prettify and glamorize their selfies. Most people think that getting an ultimate selfie plays the role of investment in career and relationships. In short, selfies make them think good or bad about their appearance which affects important issues associated with their life.


In short, social media and selfie addiction are two big reasons that people have started opting for plastic and cosmetic surgeries. There is nothing wrong with trying to improve your aesthetic appearance if you are not happy with it. You can always consult with an expert who can guide you like a friend and help you in achieving this goal. its been a decade, Dubai Cosmetic Surgery Clinic has been helping people in transforming their lives. You can also be one of them by simply filling in the consultation form given below and booking an appointment.