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Americans Spent Over $1 Billion On Plastic Surgery In 2013 For . . . The Perfect Selfie

From nose jobs to eye lifts to Botox injections, plastic surgery is becoming more common in the Age of Digital Self-Image. And much of the new spike in plastic surgery is due in large part to: Selfies.

A new study conducted by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) says that the rising popularity of selfies is the driving force behind the recent spike in the facial plastic surgery industry.

The study showed that one in three facial plastic surgeons surveyed said they saw an increase in requests for plastic surgery procedures due to patients being more self aware of their looks on social media platforms like Snapchat, Instagram, and Twitter. 

“No one can look good in all photos at all times and in this age of the digital self-image, we’re constantly being captured,” says one Manhattan based surgeon. “So we have to deal a little bit with realistic expectations that we’re not going to look gorgeous in every single shot.”

I blame President Selfie for this.


Jerome Hudson

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Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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