12 Jul 2012
There are two meanings to a ‘Facebook Facelift’: making the juicy details of your life unviewable to the public and nipping and tucking just like, you guessed it, Nip Tuck. Bigger than a television show driving plastic surgery, social medias Facebook and FaceTime are the newest forms of self affirmation that you really look as good, and as bad, as you think.
As Dr. Adam Schaffner, a New York plastic surgeon, explains “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.” Now rather than Photoshopping those images of yourself and posing to look skinnier, people are going under the knife. Schaffner is now performing what he calls a “Lifestyle Lift,” and what others calls the “FaceTime Facelift,” to tighten up the face and appear more attractive on social media. We used to worry that the press were airbrushing the celebrities, but now just like the stars, people are giving themselves a lift. If you want to look better, you should do it for yourself and not others.
Do you think people are too invested in social media?
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