Summary: We all love to share on social media. In fact, that’s the whole appeal of social media in the first place. But what about our plastic surgery procedures? Should we share those? And if so, how much information is too much? Those are good questions, and they’re compounded by how murky the world of social media already is. Luckily, we’re here to give you some tips for sharing your plastic surgery on social media to help smooth things over!
The Best Tips for Sharing Your Plastic Surgery on Social Media
We all love to share things on social media. In fact, there are few aspects of our lives we don’t seem inclined to put out there. When we get sick, it goes on Facebook. When we get a raise, it goes on Twitter. When we have a child, it goes on Instagram. As I said, we like to share.
But what about when it comes to your plastic surgery? Is there a preferred platform for you to share your transformation? What’s the etiquette when it comes to sharing your plastic surgery on social media? And how can you use that to gain followers (assuming you want to)? These are all, actually, pretty pertinent questions. We live in a brave new world when it comes to social media.
And the landscape is changing often. It can be difficult to keep up. That’s why we’re offering some tips for sharing your plastic surgery on social media. These tips will, hopefully, help you share better and more effectively, depending on what you’re trying to accomplish.
Tip #1: Choose the Right Platform
The first step in your social media sharing campaign should be to select the right platform. In other words, you want to make sure you’re sharing the right content in the right place. Sometimes that means Facebook, sometimes it means Instagram. Each social media app has its own strengths and weaknesses (to say nothing of its own gimmicks).
How can you decide which one is right for you? There are several things to think about:
- Which platform are you most comfortable with? In many cases, there’s no reason to stray too far from your comfort zone. If you’re more comfortable on Facebook, you can definitely share on Facebook (this is especially true when you’re going through your recovery period).
- Do you want to share many images? If your status updates are going to be mostly text, then a platform such as Twitter or Facebook would probably be more appropriate. However, if you plan to incorporate images (before and after images, for example) into your status updates, then a more picture-centric app would be more appropriate. These are apps such Instagram or Snapchat.
- Where do you have more followers? This is important to know so you can evaluate your goals. Sometimes you want to share something with more of your followers and sometimes you actually want to share something with less of your followers. Something like plastic surgery isn’t always going to be the most popular kind of post. You’re sometimes better off posting to a more specialized or curated set of followers.
What Should You Post?
The next important question you’ll probably be wondering about is what, exactly, should you post? That is, what makes a good “plastic surgery post”? Ultimately, much of what will be dependent on you, your personality, and your goals (not to mention how much you desire to share). But there are a few things to consider:
- Before and After Photos: Many people love to see before and after images. This is true after you get a great haircut, after you lose some weight, and especially after plastic surgery. Seeing the before and after on a tummy tuck or even a Botox injection can be inspiring and engaging.
- Recovery Photos: So, not everyone will want to see your recovery photos. You might have some swelling. You might have some compression bandages or drainage tubes still inserted. But if your followers are interested in your journey and not just your destination. That said, you might want to warn people about graphic or potentially graphic images.
- Photos of Surgery: Some surgeons have made a name for themselves by sending out plastic surgery SnapChats. Your surgeon may also be amicable to taking images or pictures during your surgery (make sure this is never done without your permission, of course). If that’s something you’re interested in, it’s definitely something you can ask about!
The bread and butter of a social media presence is authenticity. Now, sometimes that authenticity can be faked quite well, but in most cases, the best social media advice I can give is this: be yourself and be authentic.
In other words, it’s important not to lose sight of what got you your followers in the first place: you! Even during your plastic surgery procedure, your recovery, and in the process of enjoying your results, you should be true to yourself. Isn’t that the oldest advice of all? Be yourself!