Knoxville Plastic Surgeon Dr. Dean Kleto knows that the reasons that his clients choose to pursue breast surgery, body contouring or even a non-surgical cosmetic procedure are as varied as their favorite food or cologne.
But there’s one reason that some people reportedly opt for plastic surgery that reflects a true sign of the times: Instagram.
The New York Times reports that this photo-driven social media platform bares more responsibility than other forms of media for the way people now publicly flaunt their beauty through selfies.
The newspaper quotes a model-turned-nurse, age 27, who says she wanted a breast augmentation after doting over the Instragram account of her favorite, shapely Victoria’s Secret Angel.
“I’d stalk her on Instagram while sitting on the couch with my boyfriend, and I became more fixated on getting my breasts done,” the woman says of her favorite Angel, Candice Swanepoel (pictured here), a model from South Africa who happens to be the same age (27) as the doting fan quoted by The New York Times. The newspaper added that the fan promptly visited a plastic surgeon who “made my breasts the same size as (Swanepoel’s).”
Regardless the catalyst to seek out a plastic surgery consultation, the best way to set realistic, healthful goals for your physique is to make sure your doctor is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery like Dr. Kleto in Knoxville, Tennessee.