Projecting Your Most Positive Selfie

Dr. Robert Schwartz

June 20, 2020


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Projecting Your Most Positive Selfie

It’s no question that social media has become the driving force behind the selfie movement. Now more than ever, I think we can all admit that social media has led us to become more aware of the image we project to others.

Whether it be Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, or even dating apps, social media profiles have gradually evolved into personal representation of our unique brand. Everyone is increasingly aware of their physical appearance and attractiveness.

Broaching this topic with patients requires sensitivity. Over a decade ago, patients brought in magazines to discuss options on improving the size of their breasts, removing excess skin, contouring their noses, etc. These days patients want to look exactly like the filtered versions of the photos and freely instruct the plastic surgeon regarding their expectations.

Frankly, there is no competition between the scalpel and the filter. Filters win every time because real people have real flaws. While a plastic surgeon can alter your appearance in a way that will boost your self-confidence, he/she can’t follow you around in the optimal lighting or colors following surgery. Expecting perfection is unrealistic.

Your self-image and the image you project to others should be driven by self-confidence and self-awareness. Your plastic surgeon is more than willing to assist.

At Robert Schwartz Plastic Surgery, the goal of our cosmetic consultation is to help you improve your self-confidence and body confidence in a way that will not just enhance your body but also your life. Having plastic surgery is a partnership with your plastic surgeon. It’s just one of many reasons why Dr. Schwartz enjoys performing surgical consults. It’s an opportunity for him to personally marry the vision of what you desire to what is most achievable for you.

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