Engaged: Ready for “ring finger selfie”

ring finger selfieJust when you think social media has covered it all, the popularity of the “selfie” is taken to extremes. Perhaps driven by the photoshopped perfect images flooding the Internet now, savvy social media users want the photo record of their life to be perfect, too. Enter cosmetic surgery hand makeovers for the newly engaged to showoff that new ring in a “ring finger selfie.” It used to be that a manicure would be sufficient for engagement ring photos, but now some women are more critical of sharing photos that show imperfections like age spots or wrinkled hands.

While cosmetic plastic surgery is continuing to become more popular in all the traditional categories, such as breast enlargement and facelifts, there has been an expansion in non-traditional areas recently. It is understandable that with every medical advancement, a new market is created and today social media essentially stirs the pot for new cosmetic surgery trends. Autologous fat grafting, is a relatively new technique using your own fat that is injected for plumping up the skin to minimize signs of aging. It is currently being used for a variety of anti-aging procedures. Maybe the added scrutiny of selfies, now make hands and feet also fair game for cosmetic makeovers. While I haven’t specifically seen the request for engagement hand rejuvenation surge here in Minnesota, the stigma for having cosmetic surgery has quietly been removed, become more accepted and is no longer reserved exclusively for the rich and famous. Are you ready for your closeup?

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