Image obsessed culture: Instagram is a major influencer of the young psyche suggests The Times…a blog by leading plastic surgeon, Ms Angelica Kavouni

Distorted reflection of a woman No-one could have foreseen the cultural tsunami caused by Instagram, especially the psychological effects felt by the young and emotionally immature.   It’s a sad time for my profession as this industry that I love profoundly lacks legislation, checks and balances, which has led unscrupulous service providers to manipulate society’s most vulnerable – the young.

The Times put Instagram to the test by setting up an account under the guise of a 13year old girl. As ‘she’ followed certain influencers and realty TV stars, unsolicited pop-up posts showing before and after shots of rhinoplasty, a young women having facial fillers and another offering trial lip fillers.

This is obviously a widespread issue transcending borders and cultures and in my opinion, is a scandal in the making.  Practitioners need to take a long look in the mirror and examine their practices. Sadly there will always be someone out there willing to inject for a price, regardless of whether it’s ‘right or wrong’.

When is an acceptable age to have facial fillers?  Not an easy question to answer as its very subjective, and can depend a great deal on the individual context.  Kylie Jenner recently reversed her inflated lips and I can only hope that others in the limelight follow her example – let’s get our young girls back to looking normal!

About Ms Angelica Kavouni FRCS EBOPRAS Cosmetic Surgeon

Ms Angelica Kavouni MD FRCS EBOPRAS With a wealth of experience in private practice spanning 15 years and a regular TV, online and print media contribution, Angelica has secured her place as one of London’s prominent cosmetic plastic surgeons. Angelica has developed a reputation for her signature natural result Career Facelift® which blends minimal procedures with state-of-the-art anti-ageing treatments.  Her expertise also includes post pregnancy breast and body contouring and vaginal rejuvenation. Angelica is committed to safety and standards and her attention to detail is legendary. The Kosme Skin Clinic …where anti-ageing professionals and state-of-the-art skin rejuvenation meet Kosme Skin Clinic is a unique skincare destination. Not only a stand-alone non-surgical unit housing state-of-the-art solutions for all skin issues, the Kosme Skin Clinic acts as an invaluable adjunct to the surgical facility also based at 129 Harley Street. Our experienced aesthetic nurse practitioners work to Medical Director Ms Angelica Kavouni’s own exact standards, delivering high-end care to all patients. Def: Kos-me…preservation, restoration, or enhancement of natural appearance Ms Angelica Kavouni GMC: 4002006 129 Harley Street London W1G 6BA t: 020 7486 9040 w:
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