Social media has become a game changer in the health and beauty industry and has made a vast impact on plastic surgery during the last decade and this is likely going to increase in the future.
Posting face pictures and selfies on sites like Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat has led to a significant increase in surgical and non-surgical facial procedures in women. This includes surgery of the eyelids, nose and facelift surgery. Most popular on the non-surgical side are still botulinum toxin and fillers, but there is an increase in chemical peelings, micro-needling and mesotherapy with combination treatments using newer energy based equipment for skin tightening. The average age of women undergoing procedures has also dropped significantly.