Just shy of 73 percent of people feel “selfie”-conscious when looking at their own pictures on social media, and more than 67 percent of them use photo-editing filters to smooth skin, brighten tone or delete wrinkles, according to a new survey conducted by CEATUS Media Group via its consumer-facing aesthetic health portal, the Consumer Guide to Plastic Surgery.
Approximately 60 percent of respondents said they are more likely to consider cosmetic surgery as a result of how they look in selfies. This is significant considering that 86 percent said they have never had any such procedure. Most (55 percent) were concerned with their skin texture, tone, wrinkles, or weight. While millennials are often considered the selfie generation, the majority of respondents were aged 41 and older, and tended to prefer Facebook and Instagram over other social platforms.