Billions of people see their faces on social media websites like Facebook, YouTube and Skype, and many more are seeing those images. The problem is that many people do not like the image they project. Now that social media platforms have become the next generation of communications, people are actually having cosmetic procedures to look better on screen whilst chatting and being social.
Surgery.org posted a story about the projections of one’s self in the online world. A popular New York plastic surgeon relates it to “seeing yourself the way the world sees you” when you notice yourself online.
With cosmetic procedures up 82 percent since 1997, people see a surgical appointment as an easier option to improve their looks. Rhinoplasty, chin augmentation and other forms of plastic surgery can sculpt the more ideal face.
Social media is used for more than chatting with friends; job hunters feel more pressure to improve their appearance based on Facebook and LinkedIn pictures. Despite a job seeker’s skills, putting their best face forward can literally help in the search for employment—though it won’t guarantee that job.
Plastic surgeons are catering to customers wanting to improve their looks for the online world. One doctor created The FaceTime facelift, named after Apple’s video-chatting app, which promises a decrease in fullness, face and neck sagging due to phone angles peering down at the person.
Despite the emphasis on looks by society, you should think through the decision to have cosmetic surgery. If you decide to have an operation, do so with a board-certified surgeon at a quality facility.
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