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March 28, 2019

Social Networks and the Rhinoplasty Patient—Reply

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts
JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2019;21(3):265. doi:10.1001/jamafacial.2019.0071

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.

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