Social media websites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and even LinkedIn are not only helping people stay connected but are also helping the plastic surgeons earn millions of dollars. It would not be wrong calling increased demand for cosmetic surgery a lucrative by-product of social media.
With social media, we can package ourselves in a filtered and edited way through the pictures and personal information that we present.
Marylin Monroe once said “imperfection is beauty” but for people beauty is perfection and they want it at any cost. From Angelina Jolie’s sexy plump lips to Scarlett Johansson and The Duchess of Cambridge’s perfect nose, for years, looking like celebrities has been inspiration for the women to go under the knife. But now they are getting this much needed inspiration from a different source – themselves. From pictures they take themselves (selfies) to those their friends snap on their smartphones, all these images end up on social media websites, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
The idea of being image conscious is not new, but social media has changed it dramatically, making people overly conscious about how they look in the photographs, especially selfies. Experts believe that besides making people conscious about self image, social media has also created a low self esteem, influencing people to seek cosmetic surgery procedures to enhance their appearance. The social media has also made people aware of the cosmetic reconstructive and restorative procedures that are available to enhance their appearances.
A survey conducted by the doctors American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) revealed a 31 percent increase in the demand for cosmetic procedures, both surgical and non-surgical, citing selfies posted on social media websites as a reason behind their decision to go under the knife.
Most people seek services of a cosmetic plastic surgeon after seeing themselves in the pictures posted on facobook usually after a major social event, like a close friend or sibling’s wedding. Patients who underwent cosmetic procedures were extremely satisfied and contented with post-procedure self images.
Some of the highly demanded cosmetic procedures include Rhinoplasty (nose job), lip augmentation, anti-wrinkle treatments such as Botox and fillers, laser skin resurfacing. Cosmetic plastic surgeons all over the world are more focused and busy than ever in helping people restore or improve their selfies through cosmetic or reconstructive procedures.
Dubai Cosmetic Surgery is also one of the world’s leading cosmetic surgery facilities offering premier cosmetic and restorative surgery services with a network of world class clinics in the United Arab Emirates. Our internationally recognized skilled plastic surgeons can address any physical deformity or a distraction to help you improve your self-image and regain confidence. This increased self-confidence will not only help you in your social circle but also in your professional life.
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