We’re often advised at a young age to not judge a person by his or her looks. But it’s difficult to do so when we’re constantly bombarded by pictures and encouraged to provide our opinion by “sharing,” “liking” or “commenting” on them.
It’s amazing to think how far media has come in the last 70 years and how much it has truly shaped our perceptions. According to a survey by Nielsen, the average American household in 2008 had close to three televisions, compared to 1975 when each home only had 1.5. Today social media is even more popular than TV, according to GlobalWebIndex. And we can thank millennials for that increase in popularity. A 2014 Pew Research Study noted that over 50 percent of the 1,821 respondents were millennials who admitted to sharing a selfie online.
“Even a brief glance at a Facebook page, a Twitter feed or Instagram account confirms that millennials are dedicated to chronicling their lives with selfies, and they especially enjoy sharing them with their network of acquaintances,” Luster Premium White CEO and co -founderDamon Brownsaid. “If you don’t take a selfie during your vacation or while celebrating a special day, it is almost as if it never happened.”
Which leads us to our next point: Plastic surgery is also trending younger because of how influential social media is on a person’s self esteem. According to a study conducted by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 34 percent of facial surgeons said that women under the age of 35 are taking care of their skin to prevent aging. Not far behind them are men who also care about how they look. The study indicated that 23 percent of facial surgeons said that men under the age of 35 are having rhinoplast iesand skin procedures.
As you can see, modern media is shaping how people look and feel about themselves. We can expect that trend to continue in the future. If you’re thinking about having plastic surgery, contactthe best plastic surgeon on Long Island, Dr. Marotta of Marotta Plastic Surgery Specialists, for more information.