According to a recent study conducted by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the rise of ‘selfies’ is having a huge impact on the facial plastic surgery industry.
Results from the study found that one in three plastic surgeons have seen an increase in the number of people requesting alterations to their face due to patients being more self-aware of looks in social media. In fact, 13 percent of AAFPRS members surveyed identified increased photo sharing and patients’ dissatisfaction with their own image on social media sites as a rising trend in practice.
As a result, AAFPRS members surveyed noted a 10 percent increase in rhinoplasty in 2013 over 2012, as well as a 7 percent increase in hair transplants and a 6 percent increase in eyelid surgery. More than half of surveyed members also stated that more than half of their new patients were under the age of 30.
Women accounted for the majority (81 percent) of face-based surgical procedures last year, with much of the work focusing on “preserving their youthful appearance with a facelift and eye lift as well as having a well-proportioned, attractive nose,” while men were more worried about wrinkles and having a full head of hair.
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