Approximately 42 percent of plastic surgery patients in the United States was informed about the plastic surgery from social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. From the information, many people that performed plastic surgery, did not get proper information from the medical side.
Data on the number of patients in the year 2011 increased sharply compared to 2010 in which the number reached 29 percent. Meanwhile, the number of patients who received information from a friend dropped from 63 percent in 2010 to 48 percent in 2011.
“Facebook, Twitter, and social networking offers patients prospective. Patients should be careful to look for (information) plastic surgical procedures, to ensure that the information comes from reliable sources,” said President of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Tom Wang, in a statement.
He said there are lots of misinformation about plastic surgery on social networking sites. The best way is to consult with a qualified physician, experienced, and trained in plastic surgery procedures.
The survey also found that injection of Botox and hyaluronic acid is a commonly used procedure in 2011 patients. Meanwhile, rhinoplasty (nose modification) and blepharoplasty (eyelid modification) is a type of plastic surgery most widely used.Tagged with: Plastic Surgery, plastic surgery false information, plastic surgery information,