Get a Neck Lift to Look Great While Video Chatting? Not For Me, Thanks.
Posted 04/24/12 at 01:53PM by Audrey Fine
Me? I tried saying hi to my brother once when his kids "called" mine, but after catching a glimpse of myself in the little P.I.P. (picture-in-picture) box, I lowered my head, muttered a hurried "Got to go" and made a secret vow to never, EVER, video-chat again.
As I recall, one of the best parts about talking on the phone -- remember that antiquated device we used to pray would ring with some cute boy at the other end? -- was that you could talk to that cute boy in your PJs with a clay masque on and he'd be none-the-wiser. Everyone was a winner.
But, now with the advent of all this video chat craziness, you have to "worry" about looking like a troll while you chat with the boy, the girl, or whomever else. Thank goodness boys don't call me anymore.
Turns out that once again when it comes to modern thingamabobs, I may just be in the minority with my Victorian opinions. Here's the proof: I just read an article about a plastic surgeon who has invented a procedure that "aims to improve the way you look when video-chatting." Much as I'd like to say I'm making this up, I'm not.
If you don't like your double chin or wattle or anything else that bugs you as you chat, book an appointment with Robert Sigal, MD, in Northern Virginia and he'll hook you up.
Here's a little gem from a recent press release from the good doctor who says he first got the idea for the surgery when his wife bought the new iPhone 4.
"Patients come in with their iPhones and show me how they look on [Apple's video calling application] FaceTime. The angle at which the phone is held, with the caller looking downward into the camera, really captures any heaviness, fullness, and sagging of the face and neck. People say 'I never knew I looked like that! I need to do something!' I've started calling it the 'FaceTime Facelift' effect. And we've developed procedures to specifically address it."
You can watch the following video of Sigal to get more info, but tell me -- would you contemplate having this procedure? Am I completely off base here? Help me people!
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