Christa Hendershot, a 33-year-old bride-to-be from Mount Sinai, New York, decided it was worth going under the knife to make sure her hands looked their selfie-best in pictures she took wearing her engagement ring.
As told to ABC News, the newly engaged Hendershot, "thought that her hands were "veiny" and her knuckles were "very red". She didn't like the way her hand looked in the "selfie" she had taken to be posted on social media.
AdvertisementChrista sought the help of her dermatologist in New York, Dr. Ariel Ostad to make her hands more "selfie worthy" using a hand rejuvenation procedure that would fill and smooth out her hands.
Though Christa had to spend $3000, she was happier with the appearance of her hands within just minutes of the procedure. "The veins are not as blue," she said.
Ostad has reportedly said, that many of his patients have showed him their selfies and pointed out which areas they want corrected. "I've noticed over the last six months patients actually bring a selfie in the examining room," he said. "They show me what bothers them and what they would like to fix."
In another incident 33-year-old Jen Muir, a Costa Rican, who now lives in New York realized that she hated the way her nose looked in her wedding pictures and since then has shied away from taking selfies.
A nose job was Muir's answer to her anxiety and she spent $15,000, all for a selfie!
She told her plastic surgeon Dr. Samuel Rizk of New York City, "I want to change my profile. I feel like my nose hangs," she said. "I also want to change my bump. I feel like it's too big." Tears of joy filled Muir's eyes, as she was more than elated with her new nose.
There has been a recent upturn in business, which Dr. Rizk attributes to the trends on social media. He said, "I personally would see two to three patients a day that have come in from selfies and social media."