Everything you need to know about cosmetic surgery procedures.
With the eve of the superbowl upon us I am thinking about the chatter that will happen in the office on Monday about the half time show; Madonna. What did she wear, what did she look like. Being a music enthusiast, I'm more likely to wonder what she performed and how it sounded but I am peaked a bit to see what she looks like. She is a woman that seems to defy age. Not in a plastic sense and not in a way that looks unusual. She has found the balance, the sweet spot. This is the area where you look fresh, younger, vibrant and healthy. It's where we as plastic surgeons and cosmetic medicine specialists strive to achieve.
Time and time again I hear how so-and-so looks "plastic" or "fake'. That's due to a few factors and some of which can even be non-surgical causes. I'll focus on the most obvious error I see - over injecting. It's common to see over injected or improperly injected lips. When the lips are injected too much or improperly, they can appear "duck" like or disproportionate to the face as a whole. Balance is the key. You can't take a smooth think line of a lip and make it into a full cupid's bow. The lip shape should be respected and the filler should be modest and balanced for each person.
The cheeks - over done cheeks mokes the face look bloated, unbalanced, bulging and too wide, sometimes it can also look harsh. A soft correction in this area is necessary. Looking at the balance of the face and giving a little definition to the jaw, an upward movement to the cheeks and well proportioned lips. The hollows of the eyes as well should not be over filled.
Neurotoxins need to be applied in a soft manner, still allowing for a movement in all the right places. The stone faced waxy look will make you look older and harder.
The lesson here is to make the choice to go a little softer. Don't choose a picture of a hollywood icon and think that you can have Angelina's lips, Selma's cheek bones, Kim's nose and Madonna's skin. Be yourself, be youthful and be beautiful.
Enjoy the superbowl and keep an eye on the half time show. My hat goes off to the lady who defies age, strives to be beautiful, "expresses" herself and does it all with strength and origionality.