People choose to undergo plastic surgery for a variety of reasons. For some, it’s to improve the appearance of a particular region of their body. Others would like to turn back the clock and reverse the signs of aging. Some people simply want to feel better about their overall appearance and seek out cosmetic procedures for the boost in self-confidence that is often associated with these treatments.
Apparently, there is a new reason why many people are seeking cosmetic treatments — a desire to look better in selfies. The improvement of cell phone cameras in recent years has caused the selfie to surge in popularity, and many people are becoming more obsessed with their appearance as a result.
While seeking out ideal lighting and using the right filter was the first layer in taking the perfect selfie, many people are starting to go much farther to improve the way they look in these pictures. According to a study by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 55% of plastic surgeons have reported working with patients in 2017 who expressed a desire to look better in selfies.
While some of these patients are opting for full facelifts for dramatic facial rejuvenation results, this trend has primarily led to a rise in the popularity of minimally invasive, nonsurgical treatments such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers.
Perfect Selfies and the Rise of “Preventive BOTOX”
While you may expect that the majority of patients seeking treatments to improve their appearance in selfies would be in their 40s and 50s, this actually isn’t the case. According to the study mentioned above, many plastic surgeons have reported a rise in younger patients (typically in their 20s and 30s) seeking “preventive BOTOX” treatments. Often, these patients have mentioned “looking better in selfies” as the reason for their desired cosmetic procedure.
This approach involves using BOTOX® Cosmetic at a younger age in order to limit the severity of wrinkles that may develop later in life. Many of these patients begin using BOTOX® Cosmetic as soon as they notice the earliest signs of facial aging, while fine lines and wrinkles are still in their beginning stages. Opting for these preventive treatments can potentially save you a significant amount of time and money down the road by limiting the development of deep wrinkles and facial folds.
Natural Looking Results are Important
The study also found that receiving natural looking results was the primary goal for 33% of patients. This represents a significant increase compared to several years ago. Apparently, looking good in selfies isn’t enough. Most people also don’t want it to look like they’ve worked hard to achieve this youthful, vibrant appearance.
Solutions to Help You Look Great in Selfies
Dr. Kleto offers a wide range of cosmetic procedures to restore a youthful appearance and help you look great in selfies. If you exhibit extensive signs of facial aging, you may want to consider a traditional facelift. However, in most instances, you may be able to achieve your desired results from one of these minimally invasive treatments:
Contact our Knoxville Plastic Surgeon
Please contact Dr. Dean Kleto using the form on this page or call 865-366-4755 today to schedule a consultation. We serve patients in the Knoxville, Tennessee area.