Survey: Selfies leading to more plastic surgeries

A woman takes a selfie outside a temple in Katmandu, Nepal. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

March 18, 2014 3:20:54 PM PDT
It can be the dark side of selfies. They're apparently causing more people to undergo the knife.

The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery surveyed plastic surgeons. One in three said they're seeing an increase in requests for procedures due to patients being more self-aware of looks in social media.

From 2012 to 2013, plastic surgeons saw a 10-percent increase in nose jobs, a 7-percent increase in hair transplants and a 6-percent increase in eyelid surgery.

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