If you see a photo of yourself and wish you could change something about your appearance, you're not alone. According to a survey of member surgeons of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), more patients are feeling motivated to seek cosmetic surgery as a result of seeing photos of themselves on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and other social media.
Specifically, 1 in 3 of the surgeons attributed an increase in procedures to their patients raised self-awareness as a result of social media. Thirteen percent of the surgeons said that they are seeing rising trends of patient dissatisfaction with their own photos shared on social media.
So which plastic surgery procedures and non-surgical treatments are on the rise as a result of selfies? The AAFPRS surgeons indentified the following growth rates between 2012 and 2013:
- 6 percent increase in eyelid surgery
- 10 percent increase in rhinoplasty
- 7 percent increase in hair transplants
Fifty-eight percent of the surgeons saw an increase in cosmetic surgery or injectables in people under 30, which makes sense when you consider the popularity of photo sharing among the under 30 crowd. Almost 40 percent of the surgeons saw a rise in demand for nonsurgical facial rejuvenation.
If you want to feel more confident and restore an appearance that allows you to look and feel great, then our experienced plastic surgeons can help you consider all of your cosmetic options.
To learn more about our plastic surgeons in the greater Denver area, please contact Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery to schedule a consultation at our comfortable, state-of-the-art Lone Tree office.