Iphone 6 picture quality and Selfies
Selfies have been a growing trend over the last 2 years and with the increased interest in social media and the advent of the new Iphone and its new camera, we expect the better iphone 6 picture quality will continue the selfie trend. In fact, Apple admitted that the growing number of selfies was a big reason why the camera on the iphone 6 and video capability was improved.
As a plastic surgeon, the advent of selfies has forced people to examine themselves under a microscope, and, as a result, has increased the number of plastic surgery procedures nationwide. A recent study performed by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons(AAFPRS) showed that 13 percent of AAFPRS members identified increased photo sharing and patients’ dissatisfaction with their own image on social media sites as a rising trend in practice. As a result, AAFPRS members surveyed noted a 10 percent increase in rhinoplasty in 2013 over 2012, as well as a 7 percent increase in hair transplants and a 6 percent increase in eyelid surgery.
In my practice, patients young and old, are complaining of their own pictures. Plastic surgery patients have always brought in pictures of celebrities or models they want to look like but over the last year, more and more people show me pictures of themselves and how they come across in their selfies; some don’t like their neck, others never noticed that their nose was crooked or how bad their dark circles truly were. From personal experience, there has been an increase in necklift and facelift surgery in my practice as a result of the selfie phenomenon.
I expect the Iphone 6 picture quality, and the cameras of subsequent iterations of the iphone, will continue this trend of photo sharing, selfies, and self-examination. Having said that, I can’t wait to get my own Iphone 6 Plus!
Dr. Mike Majmundar is a board certified facial plastic surgeon and founder of Northside Plastic Surgery. For more information on him or on our services, visit our website at www.northsideplasticsurgery.com.