Is Social Media Making You Consider Cosmetic Surgery?

Posted on 12 September 2016
Love them or hate them, selfies now play a big part in today’s society, with thousands of us posting self-portraits on our favourite social media sites like Instagram, Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat daily. Snapchat, in particular, is an increasingly must-have tool for any serious selfie fan due to its inbuilt filters, which allow users to add embellishments, and lighting and focus options before posting their images.

It’s estimated that Snapchat has over 100m daily active users and on average, we share 9,000 snaps per second. Just over 70% of the social media network’s users are under 34 years old. While some of the filters available are just for fun (like the ones that allow you to superimpose your face on your friend’s body and vice versa, and add dog ears to your pic), others are favoured due to their “beautifying” capabilities as they can change your skin tone, slim down your cheeks and jaw line, raise your eyebrows, alter the colour of your eyes, and smooth away fine lines and wrinkles. Suddenly, the “you” in the mirror doesn’t look quite as satisfying as your social media persona, and hence an increasing number of filter fanatics are turning up at cosmetic surgery consultations referencing their favourite Snapchat filters and sharing their Instagram ‘#goals’ with their surgeon.

One London-based surgeon says that although cosmetic surgery comes with limitations, in theory, it is possible to recreate certain selfie filter effects with a scalpel. After speaking to Rosy Cherrington – a writer for the Huffington Post UK - the same surgeon calculated that it could potentially cost around £25,000 to turn Rosy into her ‘Snapchat self’ through multiple procedures including a brow lift, jawline surgery, and facial fillers.

In 2015, a record-breaking 51,000 Brits underwent cosmetic procedures, and it seems that the age range of people considering plastic surgery is changing. Almost 70% of people aged 18 to 24 say they would consider having a procedure, which some experts believe directly correlates with the age group that uses Snapchat the most.

Ethical cosmetic surgeons (like Liberate’s) will not operate on young people who are seeking cosmetic surgery to help them look like their favourite celebrity or a dramatically digitally enhanced version of themselves as we believe that cosmetic surgery is a serious and life-changing decision that should never be undertaken lightly.

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