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Apparently it's time to update your profile, and we're talking about your face, not your Facebook. Thanks to technology, the FaceTime Face Lift is a real thing, because pointing out your flaws in a mirror just isn't good enough anymore. Welcome to 2012, where endless, bountiful insecurity flows like water.
Video chatting and social media don't just give users a way to connect with friends, but also a way to stare at themselves a lot more than they should. Self-shots can come with self-loathing, which sometimes leads to plastic surgery, according to Betabeat. They write:
Those awkwardly angled camera phones can be brutal. But that is where a scalpel can come in handy. Chin augmentation procedures, which increased 71 percent between 2010 and 2011, are generally aimed at carving out a sharper jawline to better balance the facial features, creating a cleaner profile for Facebook photos. Rhinoplasty can straighten a nose that appears crooked when holding an iPhone at arm’s length for a FaceTime session. Unsightly wrinkles, ever more noticeable with HD, can be treated with Botox. Facial laxity is tightened with a few incisions behind the ears, and thin lips are puffed up by fillers.
According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, cosmetic procedures increased 82 percent between 1997 and 2011 and are still on the rise despite the teetering economy. There's been a 5 percent rise in facelifts and a 71 percent increase in chin augmentations, the two most Facebook-friendly surgeries. Ugh, technology.
This is ridiculous people. If you don't want to have a double chin when you're using FaceTime, don't hold the camera under your face. Work those angles! What do you guys think? Let us know below!