Plastic Surgery, Patient Savvy, and Social Media
More people are learning about plastic surgery procedures online, according to a study from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. The study had several findings, including:
- 42 percent of patients learned most of the information they knew about plastic surgery from social media, an increase from only 29 percent of patients in 2010.
- Patients who learned their information from friends dropped to 48 percent, down from 63 percent in 2010.
- Most of the surgeons surveyed in the study said that their patients describe their areas of cosmetic dissatisfaction rather than asking for a specific plastic surgery procedure, such as liposuction or other body contouring procedures.
- In the past, people would often ask for procedures to look like a certain celebrity. This trend has decreased since 2010.
Patients can learn more about plastic surgery online than they ever could before. Ultimately, you may find your options are broadened by learning about numerous plastic surgeons and procedures. It seems that the internet has perhaps contributed to patients learning that an experienced plastic surgeon can personalize your procedure to fulfill your unique cosmetic wishes, so asking for specific procedures or celebrity surgeries is not necessary. With all the information presented online, it is important to remember to choose a board-certified, experienced surgeon committed to achieving the look you have always wanted.
For more information about plastic surgery in Dallas, Texas, please contact board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Vasdev Rai to schedule a consultation.