Several months ago, social media users swarmed around a report from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery that explained how plastic surgeons had seen an uptick in requests for facial plastic surgery procedures due to people wanting to look better in selfies. Now, we at BHP are also seeing increased patient inquiries that we attribute to the use of filters on Instagram.
It makes sense. Instagram filters are a way for people to instantly see a better version of themselves with a swipe of their smartphone. Now these Instagram filters are used so often, people regularly see the potential for beauty, and come to a plastic surgeon with questions about how to achieve that look. And, it’s important to note that this idea of being able to see the best version of oneself fits with the core idea of plastic surgery. While many people improperly stigmatize plastic surgery patients as wanting to look like someone other than themselves, the core of the plastic surgery profession is helping patients find and bring out the beauty that already exists within them. Moreover, by reshaping or sculpting one part of the body, a talented surgeon can also accentuate other areas of the patient that are truly and naturally beautiful.
And, while plastic surgery is not as simple as swiping across a screen to change one’s image, both of them are similar in that the results can clearly be seen in a before and after picture. We have over 100 years of combined experience when it comes to bringing out the beauty and confidence of their patients. This confidence shines through in the patient before and after pictures that can be seen on our website. While plenty of plastic surgery facilities claim that they provide their patients with top-quality results, pictures are the only way to truly back that claim up.
If you are constantly scrolling through Instagram filters wishing that you could look like the better versions of yourself that you see in the pictures, don’t wait around any longer. Our talented surgeons at Beverly Hills Physicians are experts at restoring confidence, youth, energy, and vitality to your face or body, and they do it all while providing the highest level of experienced and sensitive care. Before you know it, you’ll be proudly displaying “#nofilter” on all of your future Instagram pictures!