THE RISE OF SOCIAL MEDIA
& THE ACCEPTANCE OF COSMETIC SURGERY
Before, many years ago, the internet was a resourceful tool for one-way dimension and capturing information, this may still be the use of the internet today. But for many of us the use of the internet is for social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat. This allow us to post updates, swap ideas, comment on other people’s photos and be more interactive. Social media is helping people to follow breaking news, keep in touch with friends, colleagues and family and allow individuals to learn from one another, by keeping up with the latest trends online.
We get everything from social media, facts and sources, even though we shouldn’t really believe everything we read on social media, it’s a good starting off point for ourselves to do some more research. Some experts suggest that social media will become the Internet’s new search function-predicting that people will spend less time searching the Internet and instead search for information or make decisions based on “word of mouth”.
This suggesting that social media has become much more important in our daily lives. How has this relevant to cosmetic surgery? The more social media rises, by the more individuals tweeting, liking and sharing comments or just being on social media has an impact on interaction. This is because social media is becoming more and more popular and is being used to an advantage to help glamorise and make cosmetic surgery appear more popular.
Social media has allowed for a lot more individuals, mainly celebrities, to feel more comfortable to talk about their cosmetic surgery. Before it was seen as a taboo to get cosmetic surgery, but then it would still be stigmatised when it wasn’t spoken about in public. But as social media has developed it has allowed the Cosmetic surgery to appear much more accepted, within society. More individuals are vocally speaking out about it, on social media. In spite of all the negatives social media may seem to bring on out society it has allowed individuals to be much more confident, whether that be on the subject of cosmetic surgery.