Behind the splash of plastic surgery are social networks

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13 July 2012, 11:31

The social network Facebook is behind a surge in plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures, experts believe. People do not like how they look on photos placed on social networks.

Facebook, Skype video chat and other modern means of communication make us regularly show our own pictures or videos. And if earlier we reconciled with an unsuccessful nose or wrinkles, now that they are seen by hundreds and thousands of people, we no longer want to tolerate these imperfections.

This explains the growing popularity of various plastic operations from facelifting to rhinoplasty. Of course, many people use photo editors to correct a person's shortcomings, but much of it is not enough. They want to look young and attractive. That's why in the arsenal of plastic surgeons there are already procedures with a name like FaceTime Facelift (facelift for the popular video chat).

"Of course, people do not come specially to order a plastic operation called FaceTime Facelift from me," says American plastic surgeon Robert Seagal. "They say," Doc, I do not like the way I look during a video chat. I have a puffy face and a double chin. "In this case, I propose a new procedure.

Moreover, during the use of Skype or FaceTime, people often tilted their heads low, because of which the skin is not very pleasant to appear on the face. According to Sigal, very often his patients say: "I looked at myself in the mirror regularly and did not notice any shortcomings, but when I saw myself on Facebook or via video chat, it became obvious."

"And this is understandable," says the doctor, "when you look in the mirror, you see a mirror image of yourself." And when you look at pictures on social sites, what you see in front of you is what the world sees. Itself ".

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