Women Are Getting Plastic Surgery On Their Hands For Their Engagement Ring Selfies

As if those #PutARingOnIt photos weren't bad enough already.

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Apparently women getting plastic surgery on their hands – a procedure known as "hand-lifts" – for their engagement ring selfies is now a thing. Yay women!

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The procedure is basically described as Botox for the hands, and involves injections of Juvederm. According to Cosmo, it takes 10 minutes and costs around £700.

The procedure isn't exactly new, as women have been "de-veining" their hands for years, but social media has apparently increased the number of brides-to-be having it done, thanks to the trend of taking photos like this to announce their engagement:

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New York dermatologist Dr. Ariel Ostad told Elle: "Social media has certainly led people to be more concerned about their appearance and how they present themselves, so if women can receive a quick procedure to make themselves feel better and younger, it’s something that they are willing to do."

According to Dr. Ostad the sales of hand-lifts have gone up 40% since the "rise of social media", but those who are not keen on the procedure have some intense feelings about it.

If you're getting a "hand lift" so you can take a good engagement ring selfie, then I'm not sure what's left for you in this world.

Amanda Grinavich@agrinavich

If you're getting a "hand lift" so you can take a good engagement ring selfie, then I'm not sure what's left for you in this world.

8:33 PM - 19 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

There's plastic surgery on your hands in order to get the "perfect engagement ring selfie". How many more ways can you say "stupid"?

abbs@RoseA_Baby

There's plastic surgery on your hands in order to get the "perfect engagement ring selfie". How many more ways can you say "stupid"?

6:24 PM - 19 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

There's plastic surgery for women's hands now.... What is happening to the world we live in?

Kaleyâ™›@kayyybee_

There's plastic surgery for women's hands now.... What is happening to the world we live in?

1:06 PM - 13 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Even Snooki is against the apparent trend, as she says: "my hands are fab."

Someone on Instagram said I needed the veins on my hands removed. Wtf. I'm human. & not a plastic surgery nut. My hands are fab

Nicole Polizzi@snooki

Someone on Instagram said I needed the veins on my hands removed. Wtf. I'm human. & not a plastic surgery nut. My hands are fab 👋👋

7:14 PM - 12 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Plus, there's always an alternative to not having the procedure done:

in re to people get plastic surgery on their hands for engagement photos, maybe you can just not take a photo of your gross hand

b@rebeccacollinzz

in re to people get plastic surgery on their hands for engagement photos, maybe you can just not take a photo of your gross hand

12:28 AM - 15 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite