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
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.
Christa 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
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
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."