Taking 'selfies' possibly linked to an increase in plastic surgery

Mar 19, 2014 7:55 PM

The definition of photography has evolved and changed throughout the years.

Today, it's all about self-portraits -- or 'selfies'.

In today's society, fashion, beauty and image take center stage.

What better way to show off and flaunt what you've got -- take a 'selfie' on your cell phone, or a social media app.

"I take selfies on that."

A study from leading plastic surgeons revealed an increase in facial and cosmetic procedures -- all because of 'selfie' dissatisfaction.

"I don't like taking pictures of myself."

Rhinoplasty, better known as a 'nose job', was up by 10 percent between 2012 and 2013.

There was a 7 percent jump in hair transplants, and a 6 percent increase in eyelid surgery.

"They shouldn't be so critical of themselves."

I talked to a few young ladies who might prove this study wrong.

In fact -- they thought the idea of getting plastic surgery because of bad 'selfies' was pretty funny.

"I think it's pretty ridiculous that people want to get plastic surgery."

"I'm happy with my face and the way I look."

While some might skip the 'selfies' to spare their self-image -- the consensus looks to be in favor of staying natural and accepting yourself.

Though one in three facial plastic surgeons say they've seen an increase in surgery requests, from people wanting to improve their look on their social media profiles.


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