Social media continues to have a significant influence on the way we look at plastic surgery. With the ubiquity of images that flash across our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram feeds it’s easy to stay up to date on celebrities and the procedures they’re having. Recent figures reveal that surgeons are seeing a 31% increase in patients who are requesting plastic surgery who cite social media as a driving factor.

The “Kylie Jenner Effect” has been well-documented during her ascendancy to Instagram royalty as she’s become one of the most influential figures in beauty trends over the last several years, also making headlines surrounding her procedures. She’s likely to be one of the first names to be associated with viral trends in plastic surgery but she’s far from the only one.

What Viral Trends Have Had an Influence?

The continued prevalence of selfies has also had a profound effect on the procedures that patients most often request. Rhinoplasty and facelifts have consistently ranked among the most popular surgeries in a given year and due to the omnipresence of selfies throughout social media, it makes it relatively easy to understand why.

There are plenty of reasons for taking a selfie, but obviously, as far as their content is concerned, all of them prominently feature the face. With access to so many millions of selfies online, seeking inspiration from other people’s pictures is easier than ever before.

What Kind of Role do Celebrities Play?

In 2012, a leading Cosmetic Surgery Group in the United Kingdom revealed that the most often requested facial feature relating to a celebrity was to have Kate Middleton’s nose. More recent popular requests have been Zac Efron’s eyes, Keira Knightley’s eyelids, and J-Lo’s eyebrows.

Celebrities are a very good looking group of people so it makes sense to use them as a reference point when talking to your plastic surgeon about getting a certain procedure. But be careful, just because the Duchess of Cambridge’s nose looks great on her doesn’t necessarily make it the perfect complement for everyone’s facial features.

Can I Talk to Someone to Decide if a Certain Procedure is Right for Me?

Of course! Schedule a consultation with one of our excellent surgeons at Jefferson Facial Plastics and get to know us through our own social media. You can follow our Facebook where we post daily to keep our followers up to date on the surgeries, procedures, and other services we offer.

We also post other informational content, like videos hosted by our excellent surgeons on a variety of topics, as well as medical and lifestyle blogs like the one you’re reading right now. Each post also links to our website where you can find even more information surrounding the services we have available to suit your specific needs.

As always please feel free to take a look for yourself and for any and all informational consultations don’t hesitate to make an appointment! Call us today at 215-503-FACE.