Recent research conducted by a leading British cosmetic surgery group called Transform Cosmetic Surgery proves that clicking selfies could help young people develop their identity, while also boosting their confidence and self-esteem.
Many would deem a person’s love for selfies as just an exercise in self-obsession, but this study, which contains results from observing 2,000 respondents in the age group of 18-24, found that it can be a very empowering activity. Steven Taylor from Transform Cosmetic Surgery stated that appearance is very important to young people, something that has been heavily influenced by the onset and proliferation of social media profiles and platforms.
In an age when health and appearance are given the highest priority, and obesity is classed as the most embarrassing physical feature, it is no surprise that a surge of selfie hybrids, such as the ‘belfie’ (which is a selfie of your bottom) and gym selfie, are on the rise. Whether it’s the best practice or not, selfies could help and support teens’ confidence levels.
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