More Americans are opting for cosmetic surgery than ever before, and experts have long speculated that the rise in the procedures is somehow tethered to the increase in personal technology and social media. A new survey by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) seems to confirm those speculations.
In any aesthetic composition, there is a single point that draws the eyes and defines how we evaluate the composition as a whole. Artists call this the focal point. The focal point may not be the first aspect you see in a painting, but it is the feature that your eyes subconsciously reference to determine symmetrical values.
What do you think of when you see someone using video-calling services like Skype or FaceTime? If you are over 30, you probably have flashbacks to The Jetsons T.V. series. Not long ago, video conferencing was the stuff of science fiction. Now, tough, it isn’t just a reality; it’s becoming a big part of modern life.
Despite all of the press coverage and the growing social acceptance of cosmetic treatments in general, facelifts remain extremely misunderstood by the public at large. It is often seen as a procedure that is becoming obscure or that makes people look unnatural. In truth, the techniques and technology have advanced to the point that patients can get what they really want: a youthful, refreshed and natural appearance that allows them to look better without any easily noticeable marks.