It turned out that selfie photos shared on social media caused an increase in plastic surgery among young people. According to the report published in the official health journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery of the American Plastic Surgery Association, 229 thousand young people aged 13 to 19 in the USA had plastic surgery in 2017.
In the report, which recorded an 11 percent increase in aesthetic surgeries compared to 2016, it was noted that the total amount spent on these operations was more than 6.5 billion dollars.
Doctors Rod J. Rohrich and Min-Jeoing Cho, who prepared the report, emphasized that the demand for plastic surgery in adolescents has increased significantly and that young patient usually undergo plastic surgery in areas such as nose correction, lip fracture treatment, breast, and ear reduction and social media because of Botox and other injections because of social media affect.
That is said “the average generation Y takes more than 25,000 selfies in their lifetime. This is an astronomical figure and it stems from the self-esteem problem in this age group” in the report and it was noted that Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook photos increased plastic surgeries in all segments, especially among young people who use social media more.