Selfies have taken the world by storm and are heavily influencing the way we think about ourselves. A study from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) found more people are becoming aware of their appearance because of selfies. As a result, an increasing amount of people who are dissatisfied with their self-image on social media are turning to facial plastic surgery. It’s a trend leading plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Loewenstein has seen firsthand at his Milwaukee plastic surgery practice. Here, Dr. Loewenstein shares the most common requests he gets from patients looking to put their best “selfie” forward.
Nose reshaping, also known as rhinoplasty, continues to be one of the most popular procedures amongst both men and women. Rhinoplasty can resize an overly large nose and bring balance and symmetry to the rest of the facial features. Patients who are self-conscious over an unattractive bump or crookedness can enjoy a more flattering nose and a boost in self-confidence.
Dark circles underneath the eyes can you make you look tired or exhausted in pictures, regardless of how well-rested you are. Likewise, puffy or drooping skin on the upper eyelids can cause you to look older, or even upset. Eyelid surgery restores youth to the eye area by eliminating wrinkles and excess eyelid skin. The results are a refreshed facial appearance and vibrant eyes ready for the camera at a moment’s notice.
For an all-around youthful look, many of our patients choose facelift surgery. This procedure removes excess fat and skin from the eye area, cheeks and forehead all while eliminating visible signs of aging such as wrinkles and hollow pockets underneath the eyes. During the procedure, excess skin, underlying muscles and tissue are trimmed away. The remaining tissue is then tightened and repositioned to create a rejuvenated facial appearance.
Minimally Invasive Procedures
For a “quick fix” to wrinkles and fine lines, Dr. Loewenstein offers BOTOX as well as dermal filler injections. BOTOX reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by paralyzing the muscles underneath the facial skin. Restylane and Juvederm are also great ways to eliminate wrinkles and fill in any facial areas that have lost volume due to the aging process such as the cheeks and the areas underneath the eyes.
Contact Dr. Loewenstein Today
If you’re constantly unsatisfied with your appearance in selfies, reach out to Dr. Loewenstein. He or any member of our surgical team can discuss your facial plastic surgery options in detail. Schedule a one-on-one consultation today by calling (800) 614-5097.