In Reply We appreciate the valuable and thought-provoking comments by Pendolino and Ottaviano on our recent Viewpoint.1 We agree that social media exerts a powerful influence on peoples’ lives and recognize that many social media users dedicate hours to crafting the perfect and unrealistic self-image to post on their personal accounts. Digital influencers with their unattainable photographs promote a concept of beauty and instigate their followers to seek a degree of perfection that may simply be unachievable and unhealthy.
Maymone MBC, Rajanala S, Vashi NA. Social Networks and the Rhinoplasty Patient—Reply. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. Published online March 28, 201921(3):265. doi:10.1001/jamafacial.2019.0071
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