The Rise of Plastic Surgery in the Age of the Selfie

You never know what weird and wacky trend is going to take the world by storm

Just a few years ago, if you’d mentioned taking a “selfie”, no one would’ve known what you were talking about. Basically, if a selfie were listed in the dictionary, the definition would simply be a picture of yourself on a social media network. Selfies were born due to the rise of social media.

People under the age of 30 are booking consultations with facial plastic surgeons to investigate their options to look their best

Plastic Surgery in age of 30 & under

It seems that every age group has adopted the habit of taking selfies, although the under-35 group takes the largest percentage of photos. The question of why this trend has gripped society has been the subject of radio shows, television talk shows, and innumerable magazine articles. Because people are now able to constantly be on the web, it has become a source of competition to see how many “likes” they can get once their selfie is posted. Taking a photo is much easier and definitely quicker than writing a blog! Selfies are a way to feel good about yourself and boost your ego or to show off your new glasses or haircut. Taking your own photo is not seen as being self-absorbed. Selfies are now the cool way to socialize.

Facebook was the first network to display selfies, but other social media networks such as Snapchat and Instagram have taken over. These mediums allow an even closer view of people’s faces. Every detail and line can be closely examined by everyone. Because people are using selfies not only to impress their friends, but to apply for jobs or find a soulmate, first impressions have become of utmost importance. Therefore, the selfie has resulted in an increased demand for plastic surgery. People under the age of 30 are booking consultations with facial plastic surgeons to investigate their options to look their best.

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Both men and women are concerned with maintaining their youthful appearance

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A facelift to smooth out wrinkles or lines around the eyes or rhinoplasty surgery to ensure a symmetrical nose are in increasing demand. Hair loss in men is causing more anxiety than ever before. Dr. Cory Torgerson offers Neograft Hair Transplant, the most modern technique in hair loss reversal at his private surgery centre in Yorkville.

Young people under the age of 30 are exploring options such as neurotoxin injection to minimize wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes. Dermal fillers are exceedingly popular to smooth out lines, plump the lips, or create the illusion of sculpted cheekbones or a defined jawline. Most of the behaviour also appears to be driven by the desire to look more like a famous celebrity.

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