It’s True: More People Are Getting Plastic Surgery Thanks to Social Media
Have you noticed the “selfie surgery” phenomenon within your practice?
“Of course,” replies Melissa Doft, MD, of Doft Plastic Surgery. “Due to the rise of social media, we are all being photographed more. Second, to the ubiquitous use of filters, almost no one is represented naturally. This has changed our perception of what is normal and what is attainable through surgery.”
Furthermore, Doft explains this may become problematic because a selfie can actually distort the way we look (exaggerating a chin if we’re looking down or widening our nose if we’re too close to the camera), creating an illusion of a perceived issue that wouldn’t necessarily be noticed—or even exist—in real life.