Hand Plastic Surgery On the Rise as Newly Engaged Ladies Seek Better Ring Photos


Boy, do we have some “no freaking way” news for you today. According to Elle Magazine and Hartford, CO news station WFSB, plastic surgeons are seeing an increase in requests for “hand lifts.” A trend that many reports claim is directly related to the desire for better looking hands in engagement ring photos. Cue face palm.

It’s no surprise everyone wants to look their best leading up to and during their matrimonial ceremonies, but this might be taking it a bit too far. Speaking with WFSB, Plastic Surgeon Dr. John Borkowski said one of the biggest giveaways to aging can be the wrinkling and shrinking of the fingers and hands.

And so, to help combat the aesthetics of aging and make sure that those engagement ring photos look their best, many women have gone to him and surgeons across the country to have something called Juvederm injected into their skin.

In an article and video by Pix 11, Alexandra Berry, a woman who recently had the procedure done, shared her reasoning:

I always thought my hands were a little boyish growing up, so I thought why not. Engagement photos are coming up in about a month.

According to Berry, her fiancé thinks it’s “hilarious.”

It’s worth noting that not everyone is receiving this procedure for the sake of photos, but what is now being dubbed the ‘engagement ring selfie’ is no doubt playing a role in many requests. And yes, we do wish we were kidding about this.

(via BoingBoing)

Image credits: Engagement Ring by Maegan Tintari

  • Will

    First world problems.

  • Andrew Kandel

    *checks to see if it’s April 1st*

  • Rodrigo Abello

    Don’t like it …..PS it, but unnecessary surgery …….insane!

  • Eden Wong

    Super dumb, but super hilarious.

  • bohemoth

    humans suck

  • Smarten_Up

    Skip weddings!–a money suck, invest in REAL future: education, children, home.

  • Poki

    Wait … people want to go cheap with wedding photogs but at the same time spend money to make a selfie of their hand look better? Something sounds wrong here.

  • Martin Nilsson

    If you spend a all your money on surgery, treatments, getting your nails done and all that – of course there is no money to pay a stupid photographer!

  • Kelvin Wakefield

    Jebus. Just move the clarity slider to the left and problem solved. No surgery needed.

  • MMielech

    “According to Berry, her fiancé thinks it’s “hilarious.”’

    Yeah, well, wait until he starts getting the bills for all of the plastic surgery and vanity projects as she continues to age. Ha ha ha.

    “Not tonight, honey, my hands are still a little raw from the lift Tuesday.”

  • Sarpent

    I’m calling shenanigans on this. Maybe *someone* got this done, but more than likely someone (Dr. John Borkowski) is marketing this.

  • Anastasia

    We live in such a weird (consumer) culture. Where have our roots gone in this country? Where does the real value of a price tag go when you die? Buy, buy, buy like you’ll never die, die, die…

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  • Procentje20

    Those cheap people would only do one hand ;-)