In the age of social media, influencers, and everyone ‘Trying to live their best lives,’ Snapchat dysmorphia is a growing concern on everyone’s mind.
Case in point: you take a selfie, apply your favorite filter that makes your skin perfect, your lips plump and minimizes your nose, and you post for all your friends to admire — but is this the real you.
The perception of beauty is subjective. As social media use grows year after year, the social media dysmorphia trends grow and contribute to poor mental health and stress in many people.
Davis Cosmetic Plastic Surgery understands the want and needs of everyone to look and feel their best. We want you to live your best life and look your best while doing so. Ensuring we do not contribute to the problem while doing in-office or virtual consultations, the DCPS team makes sure to discuss realistic results for any desired procedure.
Setting expectations by using social media and Snapchat filters is a remedy for disappointment. Reality suggests, most filters cannot be replicated to individuals in the same manner they are applied digitally.
Five questions to ask yourself before consulting a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon:
- What are you hoping to gain from your procedure?
- Are you willing to potentially go through more than one procedure, if necessary?
- Can you take time off to achieve a full recovery?
- Are there any alternative procedures other than surgery?
- Am I exploring plastic surgery for myself or to fit someone else’s ideals?
These are five valid questions for consideration as you explore your procedural options with Davis Cosmetic Plastic Surgery or any Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon.
We will publish articles about Snapchat Dysmorphia and each of these questions and explore these thoughts together in the next coming weeks.
If you have any questions about our practice or wish to schedule a virtual consultation, please contact our office, and we will get you scheduled.