The introduction of social media apps like Snapchat and Instagram have done a lot for the field of plastic surgery. From celebrities inspiring younger people to get everything from butt-lifts to “designer nipples” to users who just want to look better in selfies, sharing images with followers has inspired people to take a closer look at themselves, and to make … Read More
Are Beauty Filters the New Face-Lift?
With over 500 million active users on Instagram as of September 2017 and 158 million active users on Snapchat every day, it’s safe to say the social networks have a far reach. But unlike trends in recent years that left users rushing to plastic surgeons’ offices for Botox, fillers and other procedures to make them look “selfie ready,” new filters … Read More
Do Plastic Surgeons Have a Professional Code of Conduct?
Recently, a New York-based plastic surgeon made headlines when his Snapchat surgery video raised some eyebrows at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ (ASPS) annual meeting in Orlando, Florida. The doctor was seen on the social media site dancing around the operating room, joking and making cute videos while his patient lay unconscious on the operating table. But while the … Read More