Woman going to extremes to look fabulous for Facebook

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MIAMI (CBS4) - Marija Vrbancic summed things up. "Its nice when you look good and when somebody tells you look good."

Nicole Rodrigues summed things up. "It's kind of this obsession about wanting to get liked on a picture," said Nicole Rodrigues.

"You want to look good for everybody, the family says, she's doing great, looking great." Sonia Bambdas is a Facebook user with a lot of friends from abroad and in different cities so they follow her life, keep in touch and that's how they communicate.

"So it's natural to want to look good," said Bambdas.

Bamdas works from home and makes her own hours, so she's able to fit in extra time on Facebook to look good and feel good about herself.

"It's also nice to get feedback from other people who you look good. It adds to the incentive I would say."

To help keep her on-line profile picture perfect, Bamdas visits Dr. Joseph Eviatar for several cosmetic procedures.

"You know people date, they look people up, it's like they look up their Facebook profile, you know you get a job, most people will now look at Facebook and look at social media and google people and see what's out there on them," explained Eviatar.

Dr. Eviatar said that how men and women see themselves, and would like others to see them on social media, has become a factor in their decision to have procedures done.

"I find that people are afraid of what's gonna be posted, " said Dr. Jane Greer who agreed that more than ever, people want to control and feel confident in how they appear in pictures on-line.

"The way that social media has now taken hold in our culture, everybody is much more exposed, on display. Everybody's posing for pictures whether it's intentional or not," said Greer, a psychologist.

"I g o to events, get photographed, some other people can put me on Facebook and social media even if I don't want to," said Sonia.

"It 's finding that middle ground and the balance between what you will do to look to feel your best and how will it enhance your self-esteem and your confidence," said Dr. Greer.

Another alternative some people are using, is to scour social media sites for unflattering photos and take them down.

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