A social mask. We wear this to mask the truth of our lives on social media and use filters and edits to share a false depiction of who we really are. In turn, this makes people believe that pictures posted by celebrities and other media influencers is how they look in real life and want to copy their look with cosmetic surgeries.

The rise of plastic surgery in millennials begins with social media. Media such as Instagram and Snapchat produced by celebrities have an influence on the way young adults perceive themselves.