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Is Social Media Increasing the Desire for Facial Plastic Surgery?

Posted February 16, 2022 By: The Office of Birmingham Specialists

Facial Rejuvenation

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Plastic surgery is becoming increasingly popular, and it’s not likely to slow down any time soon. 

With social media being a huge aspect of almost everyone’s life, it has the potential to change and affect many industries, including the plastic surgery and aesthetics industry. In fact, according to findings by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the popularity of social media has had a significant impact on the field of cosmetic surgery, and here is why.

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Social Media Has an Impact on How We View Ourselves

There is no doubt that social media is changing how we communicate and how we view ourselves. 

How you portray yourself to the world is deemed important in the online world. A simple selfie is a constant reminder of how you look. That, coupled with constant images of the “ideal” look, can easily highlight your imperfections, perhaps influencing you to alter how you are portrayed online, and thus, how you look.

For this reason, many people embrace facial plastic surgery as a means of enhancing their facial appearance to elevate their social media image and create their most beautiful selves.

Celebrity Influence on Plastic Surgery Demand

Celebrities and influencers have had far-flung effects on the way people perceive cosmetic surgery. In the past, plastic surgery was viewed by some in a very negative light. Today, the stigma once associated with plastic surgery has disappeared, in part thanks to the growing celebrity and influencer trend on social media.

With increased influencer marketing, celebrities and influencers are upfront about their cosmetic procedures, not shying away from tweeting about their upcoming facelift, rhinoplasty (nose surgery), or eyelid surgery procedures

As the topic is openly discussed on various platforms, many people see plastic surgery as something that is accessible to those who want to improve their look and feel good about themselves. This comes as an encouragement to make decisions for your body and be proud of the changes you make.

Are These Facial Surgeries Right for Me?

All the while, it is important to remember that plastic surgery isn’t right for everyone. In some cases, dissatisfaction with one’s appearance is more than skin deep and cannot be addressed with surgery alone. Thus, attempting to improve your appearance for the sole purpose of pleasing others can result in an unfulfilling experience. Always make sure you are getting cosmetic enhancements for the right reasons, and most importantly, stay true to who you really are.

Facial plastic surgery is an excellent way of enhancing the beauty you already have. The right plastic surgeon will do everything possible to educate you on this matter and ensure you have the right motivations and expectations for the surgery.

Interested in Learning More?

More women and men are starting to realize the vast benefits of these procedures, and they can see these treatments being realistic for them. 

If you’re considering a facial cosmetic procedure but are unsure which procedure is best for you, we can help. Feel free to contact us at 205-298-8660 or fill out our online form to schedule a personal consultation.