The ‘Facebook Facelift’ a Growing Plastic Surgery Trend

As more people jump on Facebook, Skype, and other online applications to share photos and participate in live chat sessions, an increasing number are becoming very self-conscious about their appearance. Plastic surgeons around the country are reporting an increase in demand for the ‘Facebook Facelift’, a set of cosmetic procedures to make you look better online.

Demand for chin augmentation procedures – a surgery that enhances the jawline and makes the face appear more youthful – has increased by almost 71 percent from 2010 to 2011, and many people are turning to minimally invasive procedures like the Lifestyle Lift to restore their youthful looks.

Triana Lavey,  a 37-year-old television producer in Los Angeles, underwent a chin enhancement procedure because she was very self-conscious about her chin. She tells ABC News, “…it’s all stemming from these Facebook photos…I think that social media has really changed so much about how we look at ourselves and judge ourselves.  Ten years ago, I don’t think I even noticed that I had a weak chin.”

Whether you’re spending more time on FaceTime, Skype video chat, Facebook, or other social sites, you may start to notice some facial flaws that went unnoticed for years – and plastic surgery may be the answer. Popular facial plastic surgery procedures that can enhance your appearance online include Botox, dermal fillers, cheek implants, and facelifts.

Would you go under the knife to look better on Facebook or online? Share your thoughts below.

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