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Obsession with social media drives increase in plastic surgery

Snapping selfies and social media have changed life as we know it. Now, it’s changing the cosmetic surgery industry as we know it.

“Social media is causing people to take a close-up look at themselves,” said Pablo Prichard, M.D., senior partner at Advanced Aesthetic Associates and chief of plastic surgery at John C. Lincoln Hospital. “I’ve seen a trend of younger and younger patients over the last five years and a lot of that can be attributed to the impact of social media.”

Prichard said young people who are looking to raise their profile on image-based platforms like Instagram and Snapchat are coming in primarily for rhinoplasty, chin augmentation, lip augmentation and breast augmentation.

“People come in and will manipulate their facial features with smartphone applications and will actually come in with images of how they would like to look,” said Dr. Daniel Shapiro of Shapiro Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Skin Klinic in Scottsdale.

Shapiro said social media, LinkedIn and dating websites make it difficult to escape viewing a steady stream of images of yourself, which makes it easier to analyze flaws and imperfections. As a result, Shapiro has seen a 15 percent increase in patients because of selfie obsession.

“During the Recession, I saw a lot of people who were laid off and came in to invest in their appearance,” Shapiro said. “Now, people going through horrible divorces see themselves in selfies, see how much older they look and all of a sudden they have to be out there (and want to improve their appearance).”

After cosmetic surgery, Shapiro has seen many patients find significant other “pretty quickly” on sites like match.com and eHarmony. But even with those successes, Shapiro said the public needs to put things into perspective and avoid becoming obsessed with selfies.

“I think the obsession with social media is here to stay,” Shapiro said.  “And I think it’s going to get even more and more popular.”

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Shapiro Plastic Surgery and Skin Klinic Expands

Scottsdale-based plastic surgery practice Shapiro Plastic Surgery and Skin Klinic is expanding with the addition of top dermatologist and board-certified anti-aging physician Helen Ross, M.D., FAAD. The latest addition to the award-winning plastic surgery facility and skin care clinic will debut a new concierge dermatology program offering unique and state-of-the-art treatment modalities for both skin care and anti-aging.

“Dr. Helen Ross is a highly skilled medical professional who will accentuate our practice with an emphasis on medical dermatology and anti-aging,” said Dr. Daniel Shapiro. “With a growing patient base we continue to add new technology and new treatments, and by offering a new concierge level of dermatology we are able to provide the most advanced skin care and anti-aging treatments all within one practice,” he said.

With a reputation for providing excellent care to patients, Dr. Ross offers a unique approach to her practice by drawing from an holistic paradigm with an emphasis on medical dermatology, nutrition and science-based medicine; with service on the Melanoma Committee within the American Academy of Dermatology from 2004-2008. She is certain to make a strong impact on any patient, following up on her dermatological care with lifestyle modifications, supplements and counseling. Her personal philosophy is a commitment to your holistic and preventive skincare needs, helping you to bring out the best in yourself.

After her 12 year military service in the U.S. Air Force, Dr. Helen Ross received her training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital while at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and is also board-certified in anti-aging medicine by the American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine. She has a track record of being highly committed to the treatment of her patients, having served as an itinerant dermatologist throughout the five New York City boroughs working with adults and kids with disabilities as well as private practice clientele. Dr. Ross has worked in several different community health settings and is very well qualified to engage with a variety of clientele and fulfil their specific treatment needs. She can offer many services and treatments to bring your inner and outer beauty into harmony.

Shapiro Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, headed by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Shapiro, FACS, is an organization renowned in Scottsdale and Paradise Valley for providing excellence in cosmetic surgery and aesthetics for 22 years. The addition of Dr. Helen Ross provides our clients the opportunity to receive the best care in medical dermatology, supplemented by our signature Skin KlinicTM. The Skin KlinicTM is staffed by the finest aestheticians the Valley has to offer providing the most relevant aesthetic surgical techniques and non -invasive aesthetic expertise. Dr. Ross is currently available for appointments and ready to meet and exceed all of your skincare and anti-aging needs.