Many of us carry cell phones or digital tablets, and use them for online browsing and now-video chats. The problem is, when we’re holding one of these devices, the inclination is to hold it in your hand and look down at it. If you’re on a video chat, the person chatting with you is typically looking up your neck. That, unfortunately, means they’re looking at sagging skin and double chins. And there’s nothing sexy about that.
But Reston, VA plastic surgeon Robert Sigal, MD, says he has an answer. He created the FaceTime facelift for those who don’t like their video chat appearance. The procedure primarily focuses on the sagging skin and extra volume on the neck, which is accentuated when talking on a device while drawing the chin down.
However, unlike a traditional necklift that requires an incision under the chin, Dr. Sigal makes incisions behind the ears and performs a “lateral sling lift” to improve the neck’s appearance. That way the person looking won’t see the scar.
For younger patients who may have the appearance of extra fullness in the neck when they look down at their phones or tablets, liposuction can be an effective option to reduce that volume, Dr. Sigal explains in this video.
Have you ever noticed how you look in video chats and would you consider a procedure to improve it? Let us know in the comments section below.
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