Twitter and Facebook for Cosmetic Surgery Advice?
With the advent of social networking sites the world is becoming more and more connected. Information can travel like wildfire and with a click you can in a way change the world!
But nowadays some individuals are looking to social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter to get cosmetic advice.
Yes it is good to get all the information you can when considering a cosmetic surgery. This is a way to help you get better options in order to make smart and safe decisions.
From the moment someone decides to go under the knife, it is natural to go scrambling on the keyboard and research on what the best possible options are there for you. You also ask friends, read magazines or better yet, you go on consultations to multiple surgeons regarding the certain procedure you are interested in.
But nowadays a lot of people tend to simply go to Facebook or Twitter for a quick and easy answer to all cosmetic surgery concerns. Social media has created a strong influence on a lot of people.
And on a recent poll done by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) on the patient’s habits according to surgeons, 42% of patients in 2011 got their cosmetic surgery information from Facebook and Twitter. This showed a significant increase from 29% in 2010. This event also led to a decrease in patients asking information from friends, with a percentage of 68 in 2010 to a 43 in 2011.
Regulating bodies are not discouraging this information dissemination in social media sites; of course they cannot do anything about it. It is just that patients should also take responsibility and caution when considering the information that you get.
There can be a lot of good information out there, but there is also a number that can lead you the opposite way. And relying simply on status updates or tweets won’t simply give you what you actually need to make that big decision.
Consider this information as additional input and not your only source. It is advised that you inquire from a reliable and AAFPRS physician who has knowledge, expertise and of course the authority on these matters.
Anyone can tweet and convince you that it would work for you, but remember that can only be made possible through a personal consultation and assessment. Each case is unique and a good surgeon is the only one who can give you the best advice suited for your problem. Sometimes even with surgeons, it is still best to get a second or a third opinion to ensure that you get safe.
Social networking sites are powerful tools in getting information whether it is wrong or the right one. That is why the next time that you get a cosmetic surgery advice, make sure that you get a collective one from various sources. And of course don’t forget good medical input from the people who know it best.
To book for a consultation with any of our cosmetic surgeons, you can contact ESTEEM COSMETIC STUDIO AT 1300 ESTEEM (1300 378 336).
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