How Social Media Spurs Some Plastic Surgery Decisions

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Board Certified South Carolina Plastic Surgeon Dr. Ted Vaughn, who serves Greenwood, Greenville and the surrounding communities, realizes there are various reasons that people opt for cosmetic surgery or even a non-surgical cosmetic update.

However The New York Times reports that one particular social media platform now motivates the decision to get plastic or cosmetic surgery more than most other pop-culture phenomenon: Instagram.Board Certified South Carolina Plastic Surgeon Dr. Ted Vaughn realizes that people opt for cosmetic surgery for various reasons. Instagram is one of them.

Besides advertising users’ vacations, meals, holidays, favorite fashions, precious pets and more, Instagram has become a go-to place for people to check out the physiques of their favorite celebrities, according to The New York Times. Its article about the trend features a model-turned-nurse, age 27, who chose to have breast augmentation surgery after becoming fixated with the Instagram account of her favorite Victoria's Secret “Angel,” South African-born model Candice Swanepoel (pictured here).

"I’d stalk her on Instagram while sitting on the couch with my boyfriend,” the woman says. “I became more fixated on getting my breasts done." She promptly found a plastic surgeon and requested that "my breasts (become) the same size as” Swanepoel's.

Regardless of what motivates you to seek out a plastic surgery consultation, the best way to set realistic, healthful goals for your body is to schedule your visit with Board Certified South Carolina Plastic Surgeon Dr. Vaughn at Piedmont Plastic Surgery, which serves Greenwood, Greenville and the surrounding communities: 864-223-0505.