In recent years, there has been significant controversy regarding the unrealistic representation of beauty standards on commercials, billboards, and magazine covers. Today, we mindlessly scroll through Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and TikTok and often idealize the looks and models we see on those platforms. We seem to know more about the lives of “influencers” than that of our own best friends and we seem to get close to people we've never talked to. Everybody can use Instagram or Snapchat filters or install FaceTune, and some of us even have some basic Photoshop skills.
Social media succeed in creating an image based on carefully selected pictures, assets, and details that promote an unreal perfected representation of a person. It is easy to smoothen blemishes, pores, or wrinkles, volumize your lips, whiten your teeth, plump your lips, create facial contours and angles with just one tap, or swipe on your smartphone. These practices have become a habit, and the desire for a filtered face has crossed the digital barrier and entered the practices of plastic surgeons and esthetic practitioners. Going from filters to fillers is only a small step in modern society, and the social stigma around fillers and plastic surgery are long gone.
Part 3 - An analysis of the correlation between cosmetic filler injections and social media
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