About 40 percent of the youngsters choosing to undergo cosmetic surgeries in recent times cite their appearance in the pictures and videos on social media platforms as the reason for getting the treatment, said a statement issued by the doctors.

"Social media platforms, which are primarily image-based, have been making youngsters hold a microscope to their own image and get more self-critical as to how they look on screen," said Vinod Vij, consultant cosmetic surgeon at city-based hospital.

In order to give themselves 'an ace look', cosmetic surgery was the preferred treatment among people, he said.

Vij said youngsters believed that a perfect look on the social media would help them gain popularity in the glamour world, which explained their readiness to incur the expenditure and run the risk of complications associated with the treatment.

Since most of the surgical procedures can be performed in a day, the youngsters remain under the mistaken impression that they are always skin friendly, said the doctors.


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