Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) March 27, 2014
World-renowned facelift surgeon, Dr. Babak Azizzadeh of the CENTER for Advanced Facelift Surgery in Beverly Hills, responded today to new plastic surgery statistics that revealed social media’s impact on cosmetic surgery. One in three plastic surgeons surveyed saw an increase in patient requests for procedures because they were more self-aware of their looks due to online photo sharing.
“First impressions aren’t just made face-to-face anymore,” Dr. Azizzadeh said. “Now people can easily see what other people look like through photos and videos before they even meet. That fact alone makes individuals more aware of their appearances. Your image may potentially reach employers, dates, and friends before you have any contact.”
Websites and apps, such as Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat, are primarily visual-based platforms that make users constantly aware of their physical attributes. Selfies, FaceTime, and Skype images do not always accurately reflect the person's appearance as the neck is usually in a downward position. Dr. Azizzadeh believes that the neck needs to always be evaluated in a neutral position to accurately grasp the aesthetics and natural anatomy, otherwise individuals will seek unnecessary procedures.
“If an individual does have anatomical features that can benefit from aesthetic intervention, then they need to have a facelift surgery consultation with an experienced and trustworthy expert,” Dr. Azizzadeh explained. “Patients need to be confident and happy with who they are before they undergo surgery. While there are so many modern procedures such as face and neck lifts that create natural and customized results specifically designed for an individual patient, the surgery will not change who he or she is. The patient needs to have a strong sense of self and realistic expectations.”
Younger individuals notice the aging process more frequently when photos are such a common part of everyday life. Since some, especially younger patients, do not want to immediately have surgery, minimally invasive, non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments are becoming even more popular and an appealing option to consider. A liquid facelift uses injectable fillers to diminish fine lines, wrinkles, and volume loss, creating a rejuvenated, fresh look without surgery.
“It’s important that patients choose plastic surgery for the right reasons,” Dr. Azizzadeh said. “During consultations, open dialogues between the patient and surgeon that address all aspects of potential procedures help establish successful outcomes.”
Dr. Azizzadeh is a facelift expert, recognized as a Top Doctor by the US News & World Report. He completed a fellowship in facial plastic & reconstructive surgery at the prestigious Harvard Medical School, and is the author of five bestselling books, including Master Techniques in Facial Rejuvenation and Beverly Hills Beauty Secrets. Dr. Azizzadeh is also the director of the USC Facial Plastic Fellowship Program, and the director of the world renowned Cedars-Sinai Advances in Multispecialty Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery Symposium.
For more information about a facelift in Beverly Hills, contact the CENTER for Advanced Facelift Surgery at 310.331.8437.