Surgeons Offering 'Facebook Facelifts', as People Really are That Shallow

By Jon Partridge on at

Nope, nuh-uh, nadda. I refuse to believe this. It is RIDICULOUS. Apparently, some doctors are claiming that video services such as Skype and FaceTime as well as Facebook are contributing to the boom in plastic surgery over the past decade. Really?

Doctors are offering surgeries with names such as a "Lifestyle Lift" that cater to those who want to look a bit more fresh, but I really don't get it. Apparently, people are walking into surgeries stating ‘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'. Hmm. Maybe that's because mobile cameras are useless?

I get it, people want to make themselves look better among their peers -- but for the sake of video chat? I'm 100 per cent sure that the front-facing cameras on iPhones and iPads have about as much clarity to them as a muddy puddle, which would make any sort of surgery pretty much redundant anyway.

I'd rather point to the glossy magazines; the countless TV shows; the celebrity culture and lax mindset to surgery these days that are perhaps causes of plastic surgery rising. And the Kardashians, of course. [Mashable]

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