Press Releases Cosmetic Procedures Cosmetic surgery is more popular that ever. An important trend in plastic surgery is the increasing number of surgeries that are performed together at one time on a person.
Email Plastic surgeons are sounding the alarm on a disturbing trend that's emerged with the growing popularity of social media: The phenomenon, dubbed "Snapchat dysmorphia," has people requesting fuller lips, bigger eyes, or a thinner nose in order to look like the filtered or photo-edited versions of themselves.
In the past, photo-retouching technology was only widely available for models and celebrities for use in magazines and advertisements.
But today, with apps like Snapchat and Facetune, one swipe gives everyone the power to smooth out skin, whiten teeth and make eyes and lips look bigger.
The pervasiveness of these filtered images can take a toll on one's self esteem, make one feel inadequate for not looking a certain way in the real world," the doctors write.
They say it may even "act as a trigger" and lead to the development of body dysmorphic disorder, or BDD, a mental health condition in which a person is preoccupied with a nonexistent or minor flaw in their physical appearance. The authors say social media photo filters are altering people's perception of beauty worldwide.
In a statement, Snapchat said its filter were designed as a fun way to help lower the barrier to self-expression and storytelling on the app. David Cangello, a plastic surgeon in New York City who was not involved with the JAMA report, says he's seen patients who seek cosmetic procedures in order to improve their appearance in selfies.
And he's not the only one. In recent years, the number of people seeking plastic surgery because they want to improve how they look in selfies has been increasing. A survey from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery sound that 55 percent of surgeons report seeing patients who mention selfies as a reason for requesting surgery, compared to 42 percent in Fueling that trend may be the fact that selfies present a somewhat distorted view of a person's face.
Before the rise in the popularity of selfies, the most common complaint from people seeking rhinoplasty, commonly referred to as a nose job, was the hump of the dorsum of the nose.
Now, plastic surgeons say nasal and facial asymmetry is the more common concern. The Boston University authors warn that impact of digitally-perfected selfies may be especially harmful to young people.
They cite a recent study of adolescent girls that found that those who altered their photos more reported a higher level of concern with their bodies, and tended to overestimate their body shape and weight.
The research also found that those with a dysmorphic body image tend to seek out social media as a means of validating their attractiveness. The authors argue that doctors need to be aware of the implications social media can have for their patients' self-esteem and overall health.
Filtered selfies especially can have harmful effects on adolescents or those with BDD because these groups may more severely internalize this beauty standard," they write, adding that it's important for health care providers to take this into consideration when treating and counseling patients.
Cangello agrees that plastic surgeons have a responsibility to talk to patients about these potential issues. Cangello said there's also a few things users of the filtering apps should keep in mind.
You want people to know that they are who they are and they should be comfortable with thatMar 11, · The annual poll studies a select group of the organization's 2, members to uncover the latest trends in facial plastic surgery.
The study revealed that one in three facial plastic surgeons. First identified by AAFPRS members more than three years ago in the annual survey, the trend continues to gain steam and transform the facial plastic surgery industry.
“For a few years, AAFPRS members have been at the forefront of this trend,” says AAFPRS President William H. Truswell, M.D. Jun 05, · AAFPRS president Dean M. Toriumi, MD, head of the facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Illinois, Chicago, says it's a response to America's drooping economy.
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After completing college and medical school, or completing college, medical school and part of a surgical residency, you can choose an integrated or independent pathway.
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