Summary: Gone are the days when people hid their plastic surgery at all costs. These days, people are all about sharing their plastic surgery on social media so everyone can see. How much you share is up to you, but here are some tips and tricks for posting plastic surgery on social media.
Our Best Tips and Tricks for Posting Plastic Surgery on Social Media
There was a time when plastic surgery was quite hush-hush. The idea was to keep it as secret and as mysterious as possible. In some ways, the idea was to present the transformation as almost magical or as an exercise of sheer will. It’s not that you got plastic surgery, it’s that you look great.
Those days are over, especially for Millennials. Younger patients, in fact, seem to be significantly more comfortable discussing their plastic surgery procedures out in the open. In fact, Millennials are so comfortable with their plastic surgery results that they’re actually posting them on social media.
From Facebook to SnapChat to everything in between, young people are posting their cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures up on Social Media. But there are a few rules and tips that can make your plastic surgery social media posts even better! Let’s take a look at a few tips and trick for posting plastic surgery on social media.
Tip #1: Know the Terms of Service
First thing is first: you have to make sure that your social media service isn’t going to punish you for posting your image. That might be pretty easy if you’ve gotten a procedure such as lip injections or a facelift. There are very few terms of service agreements that prohibit selfies!
However, those terms of service might not be so forgiving when it comes to something like a breast augmentation or a tummy tuck. That’s not to say that there are no social media platforms that will allow you to show off your brand new breasts. It’s just that you might want to be selective.
And, of course, you don’t have to show off in the nude. Many people will decide to show off with their clothing on, and the nice thing about something like a breast augmentation is that, well, results will still be evident.
Tip #2: Know When You’re Reaching the TMI Zone
Plastic surgery can take a toll on your body. It really can. And while people love seeing results, they don’t always love seeing those initial stages quite as much. Depending on your procedure, you might have tubes showing that are used to quell swelling. You might have a catheter visible. You might have excessive bruising.
All of these issues go away in a few weeks. And there’s certainly nothing wrong with showing these stages of recovery. It’s just a good idea to make sure that your audience (you know, all those people who follow you) are ready for it. There are a couple of ways you can do this:
- Post a warning to your followers about graphic imagery
- Poll your followers to find out if this is something they want to see
- Use Photoshop or other photo editing software to blur areas of your photo
- Get a sense of how much your followers can handle—you should know your followers pretty well after all
- Don’t be afraid to apologize if you go a bit too far; people will definitely understand if you’re overly excited
Tip #3: Keep the Background Consistent
There are plenty of neat tools and tricks that can make your social media presence more exciting. Instagram, for example, offers a split screen that makes before and after comparisons both easy and effective. However, if your goal is to highlight the change in your body over time, it’s in your interest to keep the backgrounds pretty consistent.
In other words, taking a bright photo for one stage of your results and a dark photo for the next stage of your results could make it difficult to distinguish the change from one stage to the next. The same is true if your backgrounds are wildly inconsistent.
So, here are some tips:
- Try to pick a background with a neutral color
- Try to wear similar clothing (within the confines of your recovery) during all your pictures
- Avoid busy backgrounds or clothing with busy patterns
- The more light the better!
It can take some practice to get everything perfect. But that’s what social media is for, isn’t it?!
Remember to Take Care of Yourself
The most important thing to do during your recovery is to rest. According to the website of the Milwaukee plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Bosbous, recovery is a time for your body to really work on healing itself. That has to come first. Your surgeon would (rightly) be pretty upset with you if prolonged your recovery due to your dedication to social media. Your recovery comes first, your followers come second!