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12th Jul 2012

Would You Ever Get a ‘FaceTime Facelift’?

Hundreds of people flock to plastic surgeons because they are unhappy with how they appear online. Yes, seriously.

We all know that we live in an image-obsessed world. Yes, much and all as we hate to admit it, there are some people out there that will do anything to look good. Case in point? Well…maybe you should read the following…

The Daily Mail reports that more and more people are turning to plastic surgery because they are upset with the way they look when they’re tagged in pictures on Facebook or when they see themselves on Skype or FaceTime.

In fact, plastic surgeons are seeing such an increase in patients that want to improve their appearance online, that some of them have created specific operations to help patients that are unhappy with things like close-up views of their faces on social-networking websites. Yes, we are deadly serious.

Robert K Sigal, a plastic surgeon from California, has developed a specific procedure called the ‘FaceTime Facelift.’

“People don’t come in asking for a FaceTime Facelift per say,” said Dr Sigal.

“What they’ll say is: “I don’t like the way I look when I’m video-chatting. I seem full and heavy under the neck,” he adds.

Eh…we don’t know about you, but the fullness of our neck is the last thing we tend to worry about while we’re catching up with our friends in Canada or Down Under.

Likewise, Dr Adam Schaffner, a plastic surgeon based in New York, told that hoards of people are visiting his office because they are unhappy with the way they look online.

“With a good degree of frequency, people will come in and say, “I saw myself in the mirror, but I didn’t really notice it until I saw myself on Facebook or on my iPhone or iPad,”” said Dr Schaffner.

“When you look in the mirror you’re seeing the mirror image of yourself. But when you see yourself on social media, you’re seeing yourself the way the world sees you,” he added.

Would you ever get plastic surgery just to improve how you look when you’re online?