When it comes to social media pictures, how many of you actually post a photo these days without a filter?
Whether you use FaceTune, Photoshop or other built-in Instagram-like filters, you no longer have to post photos with that bump on the bridge of your nose or a face full of acne. These filters can give you the nose you want, more chiseled cheekbones, remove acne and give your skin a flawless appearance. These filters have greatly affected plastic surgery trends. But when it comes to actually making these changes for real, can you achieve these same facial plastic surgery benefits and changes?
What is Snapchat Dysmorphia?
Snapchat Dysmorphia is a new psychological phenomenon seen by plastic surgeons across the country. While patients used to bring in photos of red-carpet celebrities in order to show the nose that they wanted or cheekbones they desired, filtered selfies are now the norm.
While these filtered selfies can make you look amazing, the reality is replicating how those filters change your face is not always possible. For example, if your facial structure currently supports a large nose and your filtered image shows a petite nose, chances are this isn’t possible. Creating a small nose wouldn’t allow for functionality and breathing and has the potential to collapse, meaning a reputable surgeon will not make this change.
Realistic Expectations and Facial Plastic Surgery Benefits
The good news is, even if you can’t completely achieve your filtered look, facial plastic surgery can offer you many benefits and help you achieve a beautiful new appearance, perfect to show off during your next Zoom meeting (without a filter). Various facial plastic surgery options can:
- Rhinoplasty – Rebuild and reshape to nose, improving appearance and function
- Blepharoplasty – Eyelid surgery can improve the function and appearance of the eyes
- Brow Lift – Addresses wrinkles in the forehead, as well as drooping eyebrows
- Facelift and Neck Lift – These procedures address sagging skin on the face and neck that contributes to an older appearance. In addition to lifting skin to reduce sagging and wrinkles, surgeons can transfer fat to restore lost volume.
When you are considering facial plastic surgery, it is essential to have realistic expectations. While a skilled plastic surgeon may not be able to make you look exactly like your filtered photo, they will explain the changes they can do and help you achieve the look you desire. If you would like more information about how facial plastic surgery can make a difference in your appearance, contact Dr. Drew Davis online or call the office at (916) 318-5770 to schedule a consultation.