Demand for aesthetic treatments and plastic surgery is increasing due to Selfie trend

The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) has just established that the selfie trend is causing an increasing number of people to undertake face-related plastic surgery. Plastic surgeons agree that due to selfies the patient becomes more aware of his look in social media and therefore they want to ameliorate.

The study found that 2013 saw a 10 percent jump in nose-related procedures on the previous year, a 7 percent increase in hair transplants, and a 6 percent rise in eyelid surgery.

There is also a global trend to remain young and pretty. Spanish medial aesthetic doctors agree to notice an increase in cosmetic surgery or injectables in people aged 30 or below.

Women accounted for the majority of face-based surgical procedures last year, with much of the work focusing on “preserving their youthful appearance with a facelift and eye lift as well as having a well-proportioned, attractive nose,” while men were more worried about wrinkles and having a full head of hair.

Bullying was also reported to be a factor in prompting people to undertake plastic surgery, though most surgeons questioned in the study said children and teens tend to undergo procedures “as a result of being bullied rather than to prevent being bullied.”

In conclusion the new social platforms which are uniquely based in imaging force patients to become more and more self-critical. The social media generation is starting to look their physical characteristics with a magnifier. Instagram, facebook, twitter are some of these social platforms. 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. With the proliferation of camera-equipped smartphones and the rise in popularity of photo-sharing apps like Instagram, selfies have taken off big time in the last year or so, this is an additional factor in prompting people to change their looks.