A recent report published in the JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery medical journal brings to light a popular trend in cosmetic surgery. The rise of social media has had a significant influence on beauty trends in the United States, causing users to hold unrealistic, edited versions of celebrities as their standard for beauty. As the journal puts it, “A few swipes on Snapchat can give your selfie a crown of flowers or puppy ears. A little adjusting on Facetune can smoothen out skin, and make teeth look whiter and eyes and lips bigger (JAMA).”

Social media apps, such as Snapchat and Facetune, are providing a new reality of beauty for today’s society, and that has spilled over into the cosmetic surgery industry. Patients come in typically seeking thinner noses, bigger lips, and rounder cheeks, due to the popularity of selfie filters. Typically, we’ll suggest starting with something small, like facial injectables, and make gradual, natural-looking injections to work towards the patients aesthetic goals. We aim to create as realistic results as possible, enhancing the patients already beautiful appearance.

While social media can have a heavy influence on trends in the industry, we have seen many trends come and go. We will always take your wants into account and work together with you to create a procedure plan to achieve your goals while maintaining natural and realistic results. Your desires are important to us, and our job is to use our knowledge and skills to achieve great results in the best way possible. Your health, appearance, and recovery all factor into our procedure plan to ensure the healthiest, most satisfying outcome.

Please give us a call at (404) 257-9888 with any questions you have, or to schedule your free first consultation. We’re always here to answer your questions or address any concerns you may have.