In 2021 you don’t have to be a Photoshop wizard to get your selfie Instagram grid ready. That bump on the bridge of your nose? The cystic acne on your jawline? Not quite chiseled enough cheekbones? There’s an editing app (or three) for all of the above. And plastic surgeons have seen them all – in every combination imaginable.
Instead of photos of celebrities on red carpets or magazine covers, plastic surgeons and cosmetic dermatologists are reporting that Millennial and Gen Z patients are bringing in heavily altered photos of Insta-famous influencers – and themselves – as the inspiration for their cosmetic procedures.