Social media appears to be an increasingly big part of people’s lives. More and more individuals in a number of demographics are now using sites like Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest and Instagram to interact with their friends and distant family on a day-to-day basis. This constant connection with the internet and other people has been heralded as a great form of communication, but it also comes with some significant downfalls, as well as negative social implications.

One of the major trends that we have seen with the increase in the use of these social media sites is the popularity of ‘the selfie,’ in which people take a picture of themselves to share with their digital social network.

In the world of plastic surgery, this trend has had impactful ramifications, as more and more professionals are now saying that digitally savvy, selfie-takers are turning to plastic surgery to make themselves look better in photographs.

One Florida-based surgeon, Dr. Harold Bafitis, told WPTV, a NBC affiliate station in West Palm Beach, that he has noticed an inclination for people to come in looking for procedures that will make them look better in selfies.

“We’ve seen patients come forward, sharing with us that the way they look in Facetime, Skyping, selfies is not what they want to look like in the real world,” says Dr. Bafitis. The procedures that these patients undergo vary, but he says of the outcome “It’s not that much of a difference, but to them it’s a massive difference.”

When it comes to having the look you want in the real or digital world, consulting with board certified plastic surgeons like those here at The Lett Center will ensure you get the best outcome for your investment. To learn more about the services we offer, contact one of our Nashville plastic surgeons today!