There is no doubt that in today's world social media has an effect on our lives. Sometimes more than we would like it to.
Now, researchers have found some people might be taking extreme measures to look good in selfies.
An American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery survey revealed 40% of surgeons said patients incentive for getting plastic surgery was so they could look good on Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook, the New York Post reported.
"People see pictures of themselves fairly routinely on Facebook," Fred Fedok, a plastic surgeon, and president of the academy told the New York Post. Adding, "Constantly seeing yourself from unflattering angles can take its toll on your self-esteem."
Many people are taking a cue from celebrities and seeking the help of celebrity plastic surgeons online. Lip fillers that are used by reality TV start like Kylie Jenner are some of the most common requests, according to a 2016 survey from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Pressure to look on point all the time is driving more and more people to choose this option. "Our research shows the vast majority of patients are middle-class people, mostly women, who just want to maintain a youthful appearance," Debra Johnson, a plastic surgeon with a private practice in Sacramento told the New York Post. "People are working longer into their late 60s and 70s and they want to look youthful, competitive and energetic in the workplace," she further explained.
What is making it even more accessible for people who may not be able to afford it, is doctors offering payment plans.