Plastic Surgery Will Totally Enhance Your Facebook Experience, Say Vain People

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Study after study shows that more people are getting facial plastic surgery to perfect their social media close-up. Is it because the ability to see ourselves from multiple angles and megapixels makes us notice flaws we didn't know we had? Or is it because, as Betabeat's Jessica Roy says, "Social media has made self-presentation a blood sport?" She spoke with plastic surgeons and self-hating Skype users to figure it out:

"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," Dr. Schaffner told us from his spa-like Midtown East office. "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."

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For what it's worth, I prefer iChat's video chat feature to Skype and I believe it covers up a multitude of aesthetic sins. But maybe that's just me.


Facebook, Skype Give Cosmetic Surgery Industry a Lift [New York Observer]

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CinnamonMocha
CinnamonMocha

You know, I read yesterday the skinny gossip site because curiosity got the best of me. It is more apparent than ever that I am not completely healed from my heating disorder and crap because the crazy people there (even the ones with extreme stats) started to make sense like perfectly rational beings. And after that experience, reading this report makes me think "well, if they feel comfortable with it..." gah!

I need a good dose of good sense to detox me or whatever you want to call it!