Many people are painfully ashamed of their nose. Whether it’s too big or too small, a nose is one of the first things that people tend to notice when they meet you. Some things are easy to hide with makeup or a longer hairstyle, but there is not much that can be done to change the look of a nose without plastic surgery. Nose reshaping offers patients a way to improve the look of their nose, which can lead to better self-confidence in some cases.
As people become more concerned with their looks, especially as it relates to their face, nose reshaping continues to grow in popularity.
Social Media Leading to Increases in Plastic Surgery
A recent poll published by the American Academy of Facial and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) reported that social media is driving some of the increases in plastic surgery. The poll showed that surgeons are seeing a 31% increase in plastic surgery requests based on people wanting to improve their looks for social media. This study proves that we live in a very visual world where so much is tied to how we present ourselves online.
Young adults and teens are most affected by social media and therefore this segment of the population is looking to have plastic surgery procedures, such as nose reshaping to improve their looks. By investing in plastic surgery, patients can boost their self-confidence and feel more comfortable with how they appear both online and off.
Plastic Surgery Can Boost Self Esteem
Numerous studies have found a link between a boost in self-esteem and plastic surgery. While originally just thought to be marketing jargon, studies have actually shown a link between the two. One study published in Clinical Psychological Science reports that plastic surgery patients showed improved self-esteem, less signs of anxiety and felt more healthy overall. This was compared to patients who either chose not to have plastic surgery or who were not at all interested in plastic surgery. The study followed the plastic surgery patients prior to surgery as well as 3 months, 6 months and 12 months after their procedures.
Plastic Surgery Procedures on the Rise
Each year the American Society of Plastic Surgeons releases an annual report on plastic surgery procedures in the US. In 2013, just over 15 million cosmetic procedures were performed. This number is a 3% increase compared to 2012. As the importance of social media and self-image continue to grow, the number of people seeking and having plastic surgery will also likely continue to grow year over year.
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