Social Media Use Tied to Greater Acceptance of Plastic Surgery

The prevalence of social media and its deeply-rooted influence on changing societal norms has not only led to increased photo editing – to portray digitally enhanced representations of user’s appearance – but also to lower self-esteem among the population. Social media platforms are increasingly popular sources of inspiration; the growing presence of aesthetic medicine practitioners and …

What Emotional Artificial Intelligence Can Tell Us About Plastic Surgery

With an ever-rising prevalence, social media and its consistent use has long extended beyond interpersonal relationships; it now carries implications for most modern industries, including the medical community specialty-wide. Social media has become instrumental for marketing, practice management, and dissemination of news and information – and is becoming increasingly relevant for plastic surgeons. The field …

Plastic Surgeon Burnout: Statistics, Causes, and Prevention

Burnout, the state of physical and mental exhaustion associated with overworking, is at the forefront of concern among the healthcare community. Reports of burnout have permeated medical literature recently, with an emphasis on its incidence in the surgical profession. Nearly half of the American physician population reports experiencing burnout from the high-pressure healthcare industry, with …