AAFPRS reports boost in facial plastic surgery in correlation to selfies
The AAFPRS (American Academy of Facial and Reconstructive Surgery) revealed the results of a new study which shows that the boost of facial plastic surgery is strongly connected to the rise of the “selfies” trend
According to the AAFPRS study 1/3 of the surgeons surveyed claim that the increased awarreness of how one looks due to the social medias photoshots is an important reason for one to opt for plastic surgery! Probably this is the reason for the 10% boost in rhinoplasty, 7% rise in hair transplants and 6% increase in eyelid surgery!
Edward Farrior, President of AAFPRS reports: “Social platforms like Instagram, Snapchat and the iPhone app Selfie.im, which are solely image based, force patients to hold a microscope up to their own image and often look at it with a more self-critical eye than ever before,” and adds “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.”
Besides, according to the research, social media play a major role in the increase of non surgical facial cosmetics in early ages (below 30). Selfies and the whole social media culture make young people be extremely aware of the aging process which is the motive that forces them to plastic surgery and non surgical alternatives. As for the main criteria for someone to opt for a procedure, the most important are cost, pain and efficiency. Besides the fact that non surgical alternatives provide minimum recovery time, minimum pain and natural results make them an increasingly attractive option. Dr. Farrior reports: “The top five things most patients are most concerned with are results, cost, recovery, pain and scars,” and adds “Whether driven by a desire to stay competitive in the workforce, remain attractive to their mate or simply to look as good as they feel, advances in non-invasive anti-aging technologies are making it possible to delay the hands of time while retaining a natural outcome. As recovery times are reduced and results are more subtle, aesthetic procedures become a more viable maintenance option for young men and women.”!
Stay tuned for more interesting conclusions, while it’s the time of the year that major organizations announce the results of their annual studies on the trends in plastic surgery and cosmetics!