We all want to look and feel our best, no matter what the occasion, and many of us can attain that high level of confidence through plastic surgery. Some people opt for treatments like liposuction to reduce stubborn and unwanted body fat during summer months so they can feel confident in a bathing suit, while others undergo rejuvenation procedures like Botox before a class reunion to they can look younger and more radiant. Then there are people who undergo plastic surgery for no particular occasion, but because they want to improve an area on their body they may not be 100% happy with.
The decision to undergo plastic surgery is a very personal one, so each patient’s reasons for obtaining a particular treatment will be unique to that individual. However, a recent plastic surgery trend in India has led us to wonder whether surgery is being sought for the right reasons.
The latest plastic surgery trend in India among women and men in their 20s and 30s is getting cosmetic work done for the sole purpose of looking better on social media sites. Yes, you read correctly. Patients in India are going under the knife just so they can put up nice pictures online.
In fact, the trend has become so popular that it has been given its own nickname – the “Facebook Facelift.”
On one hand, it’s understandable for someone to want to put their best face forward on a social media site. After all, social media has become more than just a way for friends to chat with one another. Social media sites are now gateways for obtaining employment, expanding businesses and even to find love. But while it may be to every social media user’s benefit to include flattering photos on their accounts, making the life-changing decision to undergo plastic surgery for the sole purpose of impressing a perfect stranger is a bit extreme.
Yet, patients in India don’t seem to think so. Among the most common plastic surgery procedures being sought are laser treatments to remove stretch marks, liposuction, rhinoplasty, chin augmentation, and, of course, face lifts.
Here in New York, social media is all the rage, but it’s important to have a clear focus on why you want to undergo surgery before you jump into a procedure and later regret the decision. As an experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Leonard Grossman knows that the decision to undergo surgery is not one to be made lightly. Careful consideration should be given with even the most minor of treatments and surgeons should never appease a patient who expresses interest in cosmetic surgery for irrational reasons, like say, having a nicer Facebook profile picture than their best friend.
Plastic surgery has helped millions of people around the world build self-confidence, but when surgery is sought without a valid reason, the result is something along the lines of what many refer to as the ‘Amanda Bynes effect’ – obsession with getting multiple surgeries without the actual need for them.
But for those who have considered getting plastic surgery for their own personal benefit – not for the benefit of others – Dr. Grossman can help you achieve optimal results that will enhance your own unique natural features. Call to schedule a consultation today and discuss your ideal treatment.