According to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Instagram has been sparking a new plastic surgery trend wherein individuals bring in flattering Instagram photos of themselves as inspiration for procedures.
"This is a huge trend," says one expert to Daily News. "People are bringing in pictures of themselves taken at a favorite angle or filtered, and saying they want to look like that."
Women are no longer turning to images of their favorite celebrities for ideas about how they might look. Now, they're taking a cue from their own photos. The "Rise" and "Toaster" filters are known for smoothing and brightening complexions, and black and white filters are universally flattering.
To achieve the look of their best Instagrams, many women are rushing to their surgeon. Botox, Juvederm injections, necklifts and laser therapy for the skin are all popular reactions to the Instagram cosmetic surgery craze. Many of these procedures are non-invasive and require little recovery time, making them ideal for patients without a great deal of time to spend in the doctor's office.
Some say this movement is having a positive impact on women's body image, because they're aiming to look like the best versions of themselves rather than someone completely different. If you're interested in looking selfie-beautiful in real life, take the first step by looking for a Long Island cosmetic surgeon.
Dr. James C. Marotta is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon with years of specialized experience and an eye for aesthetics. You deserve to feel completely confident in everyday life, and cosmetic procedures can give you that important spark by enhancing your natural beauty and helping you look your absolute best.