Plastic surgeons report increase in facial procedures

There's no denying that we live in a "selfie" generation and are constantly bombarded by images of ourselves on social media. Not only are these platforms used for personal use, they are also intertwined with businesses. 

Recently, a survey from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery revealed that one in three plastic surgeons have seen an increase in requests for cosmetic procedures – especially those related to the face – in order to look more attractive online. In fact, between 2012 an 2013 there was a 10 percent increase in nose jobs, a 7 percent rise in hair transplants and a 6 percent increase in eyelid surgery.

"Social platforms force patients to hold a microscope up to their own image and often look at it with more self-critical eye than ever before," Dr. Edward Farrior, President of the organization, said in a news release. "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."

More and more young people are opting for cosmetic procedures as well in order to polish their appearance on social media sites. Fifty-eight percent of the doctors surveyed said that within the last year, they witnessed an increase in patients under 30 asking for injections and plastic surgery.

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