Christmas plastic surgery for people who want to look good at parties is on the rise, with many people pointing the finger at the rising ubiquitousness of selfies.
“For selfies with overhead lighting and holiday parties, the under eye really gets those dark circles accentuated, so that’s a big one,” Dr Dara Liotta, a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon from New York explains.
People are booking in for both surgical and non-surgical procedures as their Christmas party diaries get fuller. Everything from dermal fillers through to breast augmentation is on the cards. Non-surgical procedures can lead to your face looking ‘permanently contoured’ as lumps and bumps are smoothed out to make the light hit your face in a more flattering way for those selfies.
This last minute treatment could lead to people having to stay indoors for a few days or weeks while their face heals, but not the way Dr Liott does it. She uses cannulas instead of needles to reduce the amount of swelling on the face.
And if you don’t feel like getting something done in time for the Christmas holidays? How about getting a treatment as a present? There has also been a rise in the number of daughters buying their mothers procedures as Christmas gifts, and sometimes accompanying them to appointments, Bravo TV reported.
Of course, it is recommended you make sure the patient is happy with the choice of practitioner.