Social Media Is To Blame For The ‘New Trend’ In Plastic Surgery

It looks like fans are taking it a little too literal when it comes to keeping up with the Kardashians, after a recent study revealed a ‘new trend’ when it comes to plastic surgery.

The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) has revealed the results of its annual survey, citing that 64% of facial plastic surgeons saw an increase in injectable treatments in 2015. Surely the rise of Kylie Jenner had nothing to do with it…

“The teen and young adult years are a highly impressionable time, and the more consumers are inundated with celebrity images via social media, the more they want to replicate the enhanced, retouched images that are passed off as reality,” Edwin Williams III, president of the AAFPRS, explained to Stylecaster.

In fact, 82% of surveyed surgeons reported that celebrities were a major influence in their patient’s decisions to have plastic surgery. This comes as no surprise really, when you see the ‘perfect’ body and face on Instagram people are struggling more and more to love what they look like.

Of course, people can do what they want, when they want, but it is frightening to think celebrities have this much of an influence on young woman!