Lele Pons Rhinoplasty by Dr.Kassir Plastic Surgery
by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | May 17, 2018, noon
You've probably heard of Lele Pons, who's unofficially the most famous social networking celebrity on earth. Plastic Surgeon, Dr.Ramtin Kassir performed a rhinoplasty on the gorgeous vine and instagram star just 3 years back.
As to if or not brutal honesty impacts the livelihood of social celebrities, that depends on the brand in business. "Would having plastic surgery align, say, Dove's Real Beauty campaigns?" asks Neher. "Probably not. However, most companies hire stars that match their assignment in the first place."
Other social media stars have made similar entrances, such as Anastasia Karanikolaou-- aka Kylie Jenner's bestie -- who's paid to market products such as SugarBearHair (vitamins for hair). In February, she advised Harper's Bazaar she got a breast lift to fix her breasts. And in 2015, a teenaged social networking star named Essena O'Neill from Australia announced her retirement from social media by showing the imperfect reality behind each curated selfie.
It is well documented that social media has had an impact on the cosmetic surgery industry. From the diary Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 33.8 percent of cosmetic surgeons credited social media to get a boost in industry. Per a poll conducted by RealSelf, an internet source for cosmetic treatment testimonials, when 527 individuals were asked whether social websites affected their decision to go under the knife, 15.37 percent said "yes," while 33.4 percent said that online photographs made them "aware" of their desires. And 40 percent of surgeons state that patients cite looking much better in selfies as inspiration, according to a new American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery survey.
"Presenting an ideal life is not interesting," Neher says. "It is easier to empathize and relate to someone when they are being truthful."
What's less known is the way plastic surgery affects the business of internet fame, particularly for those who are paid to promote beauty brands. "Instagram has evolved from an authentic space for people to share photographs of their own lives to a company platform for crafting and monetizing a gorgeous existence," Krista Neher, CEO of electronic marketing agency Boot Camp Digital, tells Yahoo Beauty. "But over the past two to three years, there has been a change to people craving that authenticity and credibility, so influencers are posting more realistic images.
On Thursday, Pons confessed to having experienced cosmetic surgery, submitting a preceding profile image with a current one on Instagram. The caption stated, "A year and a half ago I decided to do something that I always wanted to do because 13, and finally got a nose job. Do what makes you happy and comfortable; this is me now."
It was the next time Pons reminded fans that she has gone under the knife. Back in 2015, she tweeted, "I did receive a nose job #dowhatmakesyouhappy," along with an "after" picture.
The Latina beauty has amassed more than 1 million Twitter and 16.8 million Instagram followers, and 3 million Facebook lovers, who can not get enough of seeing the platinum-blond 20-year-old twerk on rooftops, prank on her friends, and series nude throughout the streets of Los Angeles.
"I found myself drowning in the illusion," O'Neill wrote on her former site, Let's Be Game Changers, according to New York magazine. "Social media isn't real. It's purely contrived images and edited clips rated against each other. It is a strategy based on societal approval, likes and dislikes, validation in views, success in followers ... it has perfectly orchestrated judgment. Plus it absorbed me."