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Even if you do not have a Facebook or Twitter account, chances are that social media has in some way, shape, or form affected you. With the world seeming to revolve faster than it ever has before, now may be a good time to look into improving your social media life. A recent survey published by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) stated that there has been a 31 percent increase in plastic surgery requests from people who wanted to look better in the social media aspect of their lives.

The world we live in is becoming more visual each day. This aspect describes not only media communities like Instagram and YouTube that are strictly dedicated to pictures and videos, but has also translated into how people view their own lives. A commonality of most men and women today is to look good in public, both socially and professionally. This is a big contributor to the rise in plastic surgery.

Plastic surgery is no stranger to stars and celebrities either. Many of these high-profiled people have received their share of surgery, and this trend obviously has had a direct impact on other people undergoing treatments and procedures.

The survey also confirmed that cosmetic procedures account for 73 percent of all plastic surgeries performed. This means that about 3 out of every 4 people are voluntarily undergoing treatment for their own personal desires, not because they actually need it for normal functioning.

The high demand for plastic surgery shows that people are wanting to maintain a youthful appearance and look their best, which is not necessarily a bad thing. Although some people may view social media and the want for plastic surgery as negative aspects of society, plastic surgery has actually helped improve the quality of life for many people by providing them with self-confidence and determination.

If you live in the Los Angeles area, we encourage you to contact Pasadena Cosmetic Surgery for all of your cosmetic surgery needs. To schedule a consultation with Dr. O’Toole, please call (626) 689-7800 or fill out our online contact form today.