Most communities don’t have an in-person support group for plastic surgery. In a previous blog post, we discussed the reasons why many people do not discuss their plastic surgery dreams with others. These reasons are why there seems to be a missing piece when it comes to the plastic surgery experience.
Getting plastic surgery doesn’t just affect your body, it affects your mind, too. The problem is that the body will recover with the guidance of a plastic surgeon, but the mind needs something else. It needs support from others who understand.
Since support from friends, family, and the community aren’t what most plastic surgery patients think of first, there is an unlikely place that is garnering a lot of attention lately – Instagram.
All anyone has to do is search for #rhinoplastyjournal or #rhinoplastydiary to find many people who are posting about their experience with nose jobs. There are even plastic surgeons who post about the procedures as they are happening (with the patient’s permission).
With the posts come many comments from people who have experienced or hope to experience the same. Comments sharing their excitement over the person achieving the look they dreamed of or ask questions they have been too embarrassed to ask people face-to-face. The plastic surgery community on Instagram has become very popular and continues growing each day.
Is Social Media a Good Source for Support?
Have you thought about looking for support online? You might assume that getting support from people you don’t know doesn’t make much sense. The truth is that seeking support online is just as effective as getting it in the community.
A support group held in the community brings strangers together, so they can share their experiences. No one usually knows each other, but they learn about one another through their commonalities.
Social media operates in the same way, except it’s not sitting around with people face-to-face in the way having a support group in a library. Instead, people use technology to connect to each other through pictures, videos, and text.
The benefits are too numerous to cover all of them, but some include:
- Increased possibilities of finding people who share the same thoughts, opinions, and experiences.
- Connecting with people when it is convenient because social media never closes and people’s schedules don’t have to coincide.
- There’s less of a chance someone would find out about your plastic surgery plans since you can remain anonymous.
- You don’t have to spend money on gas to get to your support group.
- You’re free to get as much support as you need from as many people as you want.
Instagram may not be the first place you think of for plastic surgery support, but it’s a great place to start.
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