An esteemed British poet once said, “There is nothing so agonizing to the fine skin of vanity as the application of a rough truth”. In today’s day and age, the rough truth comes to us courtesy of iPhone and iPad. According to a Washington DC area plastic surgeon, more and more people are choosing to go under the knife only because they don’t like how they look when they are video chatting on FaceTime. Dr. Robert K. Sigal, a plastic surgeon at The Austin-Weston Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Virginia, has come up with something called a “FaceTime Facelift” for these situations exactly. According to him, it is quite a common complaint among his patients, who come to him with their iPhones and say that they don’t like how their necks and chins look while chatting. This is caused mainly because you are forced to hold the phone at an angle where you are looking downwards into the camera. This unflattering angle captures any heaviness, fullness and sagging of the face and neck.
This special “FaceTime Facelift” involves a neck-lift, but is different from a normal one in that the scar will not be visible to your FaceTime partner. I wonder if it occurred to these people to just hold their phones a little higher and further away from their faces.