Work and Dignity   /   Fall 2012   /    Short Takes

FaceTime Facelift

The virtual and the real grow ever more conflated. The  latest  evidence  comes  from a surprising source. Apparently, the proliferation of social media and video chat technologies is also generating new forms of self-consciousness. Worries about how one looks from the inelegant camera angles and awkward close-ups used online have revived a plastic surgery procedure that had been on the decline for a decade. When Photoshop can’t do the job, enter the plastic surgeon.

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