$1,000 for a ‘Plastic Surgery’ Selfie Camera?
What if you could take a selfie and it “magically” looked like a plastic surgery-enhanced version of you? Is it actually possible? Well People in China believe so, and many are lining up to drop a $1,000 on a camera which makes you look like you have had plastic surgery.
So the camera claims it can slim your face, enlarge your eyes, whiten your skin and remove wrinkles , in the picture of course. The Casio camera is used predominantly for taking selfies to post on social media. A video on Quartz shows the extent of the camera’s popularity. These selfies are an inaccurate image of the user’s actual face.
The camera’s official name is Exilim TR, but it’s mostly known as ”zipai shenqi” in China, which means ”Godly tool for selfies.” Casio’s magic cameras are only available in Asia – but you can find them on sites like eBay from retailers in the countries where the cameras are sold.
Apps like Meitu which do the same thing have become extremely popular in recent years. Since launching in 2008, has acquired a user base of over 900 million. Casio’s camera saves you the additional steps of opening the app and uploading your pic by editing when you snap a photo.
It appears ‘selfie culture’ is changing attitudes towards plastic surgery. “Increasingly, we’re seeing women in their early 20s and sometimes younger having work done” says London plastic surgeon Dr Alex Karidis. “These women have grown up reading about celebrities having Botox and fillers, and find it completely acceptable. They take it for granted that if they want smoother skin or plumper lips, they can have them and see no reason to wait.”
Dr Karidis says social media has been a driving force in this movement. “For these girls, Instagram is a way of life. They want to document everything and want to look perfect while doing so.”
“Among very young women, there are a small number of valid reasons for having cosmetic correction,” says consultant dermatologist Dr Nick Lowe from The Cranley Clinic. “But there’s an awful lot being done that, in my opinion, isn’t appropriate. “One reason is social media and the peer pressure to look a certain way. The second problem is that in the UK the filler industry isn’t regulated. Young women have less disposable income, so they’re more likely to see an injector who doesn’t know what they’re doing, simply because they’re cheaper. Filler is fine when done by a respected surgeon, but they tend to cost more.”
Whatever the reason young people opt for plastic surgery and procedures, it looks like the selfie craze is here to stay and in many minds, do more than just stay, but actually evolve.
If you are seeking more information on facial and body reconstruction and plastic surgery you should make an appointment with a board certified plastic surgeon like Dr Aguiar. At Aguiar Plastic Surgery, we offer state-of-the art, safe, and effective cosmetic procedures, plastic surgery, reconstructive surgery, and Med Spa services in Tampa, Florida. We can discuss your concerns and give you an honest consultation that is designed and tailored to create an appearance on the outside that will reflect how you feel on the inside.
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