Year 2020, Volume 10 , Issue 1, Pages 251 - 260 2020-04-25

Objective: Objectives: The present study aimed to evalu-ate how selfies (self-photographs) are related to cosmetic surgery.
Methods: This is a prospective, observational study per-formed using a self-administered survey. An online ques-tionnaire was distributed through social media to a ran-dom sample of 653 individuals from Saudi Arabia aged 18 to 65 years (mean 29.4±10.9 years). 25.1% of respondents were male (164 men), 74.9% were female (489 women).
Results: The majority of respondents were satisfied by their appearance in the selfie. 5.8% of respondents stated they had had a cosmetic procedure as a result of self-pho-tography. The procedures involved were: lip fillers, botox, rhinoplasty, cheek fillers, chin implant, scar revision and face-lift. A further 37.8% of respondents expressed a wish to undergo a cosmetic procedure (rhinoplasty, lip fillers, chin implant, scar revision, cheek fillers, botox or face-lift) due to selfies. 134 respondents expressed dissatisfac-tion with their appearance in selfies, 47 of whom (35.1%) expressed an interest in a cosmetic procedure. 46% of those who believed selfies reveal their deformities also wished to have a corrective procedure. Concerning their preferred type of procedure, women chose rhinoplasty, lip fillers, cheek fillers, anti-aging botox, face-lifts and chin implants more often than men.
Conclusion: Improvements to body-image through cosmetic surgery outcomes should improve body image and thereby promote self-esteem and socialization. The selfie may underlie the increase in demand for cosmetic procedures and the number of such procedures subsequently undertaken.
social media, Photographs, self, social media, cosmetic techniques
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Primary Language en
Subjects Health Care Sciences and Services
Journal Section Articles
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0002-3958-7684
Author: Mohammed ALKARZAE (Primary Author)
Institution: King Saud University
Country: Saudi Arabia


Orcid: 0000-0002-3958-7684
Author: Badi ALDOSARI
Institution: King Saud University
Country: Saudi Arabia


Orcid: 0000-0003-3175-2101
Author: Lama ALALULA
Institution: King Saud University
Country: Saudi Arabia


Orcid: 0000-0002-3955-6976
Author: Reham ALMUHAYA
Institution: king saud university
Country: Saudi Arabia


Orcid: 0000-0002-7415-7778
Author: İbrahim ALAWADH
Institution: King Saud University
Country: Saudi Arabia


Dates

Application Date : December 24, 2019
Acceptance Date : January 10, 2020
Publication Date : April 25, 2020

Bibtex @research article { entupdates664150, journal = {ENT Updates}, issn = {2149-7109}, eissn = {2149-6498}, address = {}, publisher = {Sürekli Eğitim ve Bilimsel Araştırmalar Derneği}, year = {2020}, volume = {10}, pages = {251 - 260}, doi = {10.32448/entupdates.664150}, title = {The Effect of Selfies on Cosmetic Surgery}, key = {cite}, author = {Alkarzae, Mohammed and Aldosarı, Badi and Alalula, Lama and Almuhaya, Reham and Alawadh, İbrahim} }
APA Alkarzae, M , Aldosarı, B , Alalula, L , Almuhaya, R , Alawadh, İ . (2020). The Effect of Selfies on Cosmetic Surgery . ENT Updates , 10 (1) , 251-260 . DOI: 10.32448/entupdates.664150
MLA Alkarzae, M , Aldosarı, B , Alalula, L , Almuhaya, R , Alawadh, İ . "The Effect of Selfies on Cosmetic Surgery" . ENT Updates 10 (2020 ): 251-260 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/entupdates/issue/53920/664150>
Chicago Alkarzae, M , Aldosarı, B , Alalula, L , Almuhaya, R , Alawadh, İ . "The Effect of Selfies on Cosmetic Surgery". ENT Updates 10 (2020 ): 251-260
RIS TY - JOUR T1 - The Effect of Selfies on Cosmetic Surgery AU - Mohammed Alkarzae , Badi Aldosarı , Lama Alalula , Reham Almuhaya , İbrahim Alawadh Y1 - 2020 PY - 2020 N1 - doi: 10.32448/entupdates.664150 DO - 10.32448/entupdates.664150 T2 - ENT Updates JF - Journal JO - JOR SP - 251 EP - 260 VL - 10 IS - 1 SN - 2149-7109-2149-6498 M3 - doi: 10.32448/entupdates.664150 UR - https://doi.org/10.32448/entupdates.664150 Y2 - 2020 ER -
EndNote %0 ENT Updates The Effect of Selfies on Cosmetic Surgery %A Mohammed Alkarzae , Badi Aldosarı , Lama Alalula , Reham Almuhaya , İbrahim Alawadh %T The Effect of Selfies on Cosmetic Surgery %D 2020 %J ENT Updates %P 2149-7109-2149-6498 %V 10 %N 1 %R doi: 10.32448/entupdates.664150 %U 10.32448/entupdates.664150
ISNAD Alkarzae, Mohammed , Aldosarı, Badi , Alalula, Lama , Almuhaya, Reham , Alawadh, İbrahim . "The Effect of Selfies on Cosmetic Surgery". ENT Updates 10 / 1 (April 2020): 251-260 . https://doi.org/10.32448/entupdates.664150
AMA Alkarzae M , Aldosarı B , Alalula L , Almuhaya R , Alawadh İ . The Effect of Selfies on Cosmetic Surgery. ENT Updates. 2020; 10(1): 251-260.
Vancouver Alkarzae M , Aldosarı B , Alalula L , Almuhaya R , Alawadh İ . The Effect of Selfies on Cosmetic Surgery. ENT Updates. 2020; 10(1): 251-260.