The study suggests that millennials — those roughly between 23 and 38 years old — have been getting more plastic-surgery procedures because of their fixation with self-care and growing up with social media. The latter has made it less taboo to get your body tweaked professionally but has also been a motivator for people to even get plastic surgery or non-surgical cosmetic procedures, even when people can’t actually see each other during the pandemic.
In an interview with CBS 3 in Philadelphia, local plastic surgeon Dr. Payman Danielpour pointed out that constant virtual access to people has made them even more aware of their physical insecurities than before.
“It does help that people aren’t seeing anyone,” he said. “There are no parties so everybody wants to get in and have a facelift, everyone wants to get in and have their mommy makeover done.”
Social media further exacerbates the problem with their beauty quick fix filters that feed into users’ addiction to instant gratification.
It was pointed out in a 2018 BlackDoctor.org article that although the filters are designed to be beautiful, they all fall in the same genre in a subtle and engaging way.
In an interview with USA Today, Williams said with a click of a button you get “light eyes, skin tone, eye shape — these things can be subtle and have long-term effects and alter your view of yourself.” She also said that many people have Snapchat-filtered profile pictures on Facebook and Twitter and in the early days of Snapchat, she didn’t realize the photos had been altered, but that the people just looked great.
While experts have said that excessively taking and sharing selfies is indicative of traits like narcissism and high self-esteem, low self-esteem also plays an integral role in constructing your digital…