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The “Kardashian Effect” and Its Influence on Cosmetic Procedures

Whether or not you are a fan of the Kardashian family and their TV show “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” it’s a near certainty that you have seen some of the effects it has had on popular culture. Apparently, the Kardashians have a large influence on certain aspects of our image-based society. In fact, there has been reports of Kardashian-inspired plastic surgery is on the rise. This phenomena is sometimes called “Selfie Mania” or the “Kardashian Effect.”

Increase in Plastic Surgery Interest

Some plastic surgeons around the globe have claimed they have seen inquiries increase more than 70% from patients who are seeking looks such as those flaunted by the Karadashians. These inquiry increases are really not surprising, as the Kardashian sisters have long been beauty and fashion icons.

We saw a huge increase in requests for lip injections when then 17-year old Kylie Jenner admitted to undergoing lip injections to obtain her now famous pout. Of course, there’s been an enormous increase in requests and inquiries about butt augmentation to achieve the look of sisters Kim and Khloe Kardashian. An annual survey, conducted by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, indicated that members of this association saw a 64% increase in procedures and treatments for patients under the age of 30.

The Kim Kardashian Effect on Society

This celebrity influence on cosmetic surgery is not a recent occurrence. It has been found that patients of all ages are now considering cosmetic surgery to be far more acceptable, especially as more and more celebrities admit to having cosmetic procedures. Additionally, cosmetic procedures are being pushed into the spotlight through marketing, such as the prevalence of treatments and procedures being offered on television advertising. Also, treatments such as BOTOX are being offered in salons and spas. However, it is becoming increasingly important that these types of treatments only be administered by qualified and trained healthcare professionals.

Seek Treatment from a Professional

Dr. Thomas Wright of the Laser Lipo and Vein Center states, “If you are interested in any of these celebrity procedures, it is imperative that you receive these treatments from qualified individuals.” He continues, “By receiving procedures and treatments from experienced healthcare professionals, you will receive the best results in a safe manner.”

If you are interested in cosmetic procedures, whether it be lip injections or butt augmentation, please give us a call to set up a complimentary consultation. We want to ensure that you receive the best results!

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