There’s a recent shift away from the unnatural look—a pulled-too-tight face, eyebrows that sit high on the face and overtly large breasts—and toward a soft and natural one. “The aesthetic that people look for changes and is always influenced by pop culture. Right now it’s about looking like you haven’t had anything done,” says San Jose, CA, plastic surgeon Kamakshi R. Zeidler, MD.
there were noninvasive skin tighteners,
injectables and fillers, and
volume restoration techniques, it
was commonplace to see women who
had plastic surgery boasting the
telltale signs of it and looking like
a plastic version of themselves.
the past, plastic surgery was more
recognizable and obvious,”says
El Paso, TX, plastic surgeon Frank Agullo, MD. “Silicone breast implants
were big and round, and
facial work could leave you looking
like the Cheshire cat.”
facial plastic surgery was about
taking away the excess, regardless
of whether it was on
the nose, face or eyes.
were limited. For example, when
it came to breast implants, Dr.
Zeidler says the only option was
saline implants, which often gave
a very round and hard look, especially
if they were overfilled.
Jolla, CA, plastic surgeon Robert Singer, MD, says surgery is now about
adding to areas where there is
a deficiency and taking away from
those where there is excess.
has been a change in aesthetic ideals,
and the techniques and tools that
surgeons have at their disposal have
improved, giving way to better results.
“Breast augmentation patients
now have other types of implants
to choose from that give more
natural-looking fullness that’s
still sexy,” says Dr. Zeidler.
procedures are usually
done to make the most of a
surgical procedure and achieve a
natural look. For example, it’s rare to
have a facelift without having some
sort of volume replacement done,
too, be it fat or fillers.
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