Plastic Surgery to Enhance the Selfie

We all know that social media runs our lives these days. Whether you are on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest or Facebook; social media is somewhere in our lives. I’m not sure about you but whenever I switch on my Instagram feed it seems another beautiful face is flashing up in front of me. It’s tough if you’re having a low self esteem day… which we all know happens to the best of us.

But now it seems some of us are taking it to the next level – according to top American Plastic Surgeons, plastic surgery is on the rise simply to improve the art of the selfie.

For those not familiar with what a selfie it is; “A photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website” as defined by the Oxford Dictionary.

According to Dr. John Borkowski, a plastic surgeon in the US, cosmetic surgery procedures are up 12% from the year before because of the selfie.

“Sometimes they (patients) get a little too obsessed with looking at themselves and especially with the close-ups,” Borkowski told Eyewitness News.

It’s important that surgeons carefully screen patients to see if their expectations are realistic or if the patient is simply hunting for imperfections.

Borkowski warns that patients need to get an accurate picture of themselves before considering a procedure.

“Stay away from your camera a little more and get a more realistic picture of the way you look at yourself, the way other people are looking at you,” Borkowski said.

Experts say they saw jumps in the number of rhinoplasty, hair transplants and eyelid surgeries – numbers that they link to the selfie.

Now with the way we can see into celebrities lives on Instagram to finding our next date on tinder its no surprise that with the rise in the range of social media apps to not being able to live your life without a camera phone its not really a surprise that self-absorption is on the rise.

But as this is the information that comes from USA we would love to know what’s going on here in our own backyard of Australia? Have you or has anyone you know committed to plastic surgery purely to enhance their selfie game?

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