Women undergoing pricey cosmetic procedure to get perfect engagement ring selfie

NEW YORK (PIX11) – From those momentous life events to the ever-so mindless status updates, social media provides a platform for just about anyone who has news to share.

Announcing your engagement is one of them and for brides-to-be, the “I just got engaged” selfie is a must-do.

The trend has selfie addicts searching for just the right angles and lighting. However, for others who don’t have the time like Alexandra Berry, there’s the “hand-lift.”

“I never liked how my hands looked,” Berry told PIX11 News, explaining why she wants the procedure done.

Engagement ring selfies spark rise in ‘hand-lift’ injection procedure

The “hand-lift” procedure costs about $1,200.

“I always thought my hands were a little boyish growing up so I figured why not. Engagement pictures are just around the corner and there’s no better time.”

The popular “hand lift” procedure, conducted by Dr. Ariel Ostad, promises to restore and replenish lost volume in the hands, giving it a fuller and younger look for the picture perfect selfie.

“What we’re doing today is basically using a filler called juvederm and it lasts nine months,” Dr. Ostad said.

“What we want to achieve is a plump, smooth surface so we don’t see any of those underlining structures.”

According to Dr. Ostad, the procedure has become increasingly popular for a variety of factors, one being the engagement ring selfie trend.

The 5-10 minute procedure delivers immediate results and costs about $1,200.

 

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