Social Networks Driving More People to Plastic Surgery ?

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cosmetic-surgery“Selfies” aren’t doing much for people’s self-image.

A study conducted by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery suggests that a lot of Americans are upset with the way they look after snapping a photo of themselves, perhaps the most popular fad of our tech-crazy age.

In fact, the AAFPRS survey reveals that one in three plastic surgeons have reported a surge in business from people complaining how they looked in “selfies” posted on social media.

Overall, 13 percent of facial reconstruction specialists say there is a “rising trend” of patients’ dissatisfaction with their looks online.

That might account for a ten percent increase in nose jobs from 2012 to 2013 as well as a seven percent boost in hair transplants and a six percent spike in eyelid surgery.

What’s even more telling about how “selfies” and photos on social media are affecting the cosmetic surgery industry is that 58 percent of the surgeons in the AAFPRS survey say that more people under the age of 30 are requesting procedures and injectables that are normally done on older patients.

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