The Most Popular Beauty Problems Women Want to Fix, According to the Doctors Who Treat Them

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If you’ve ever wondered which kind of requests top dermatologists, plastic surgeons and dentists get on the regular, you’re not alone. When asked what they found the most popular beauty problem women came to them wanting to fix was, here’s what they had to say. 

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A lust-worthy neck 

“The most frequent complaint I hear from patients is a dissatisfaction with their necks. With today’s minimally invasive procedures, ridding yourself of a ‘turkey neck’ is easier than ever.” 

—New York facial plastic surgeon Andrew Jacono, MD

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A total refresh

“Women are often concerned about early facial wrinkles and sagging, as well as thinning hair. My favorite combination treatment for these issues includes microneedling for lip lines, a nonablative laser treatment for eye rejuvenation, microfocused ultrasound for face and neck tightening, and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) for hair thinning.” 

—Washington D.C. dermatologist Tina Alster, MD

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Younger-looking eyes 

“Many women are concerned that their eyes make them look much more tired than they feel. Although injectables can be an option for treatment, many times a thoughtful surgical solution can give a longer-lasting result.” 

—Boca Raton, FL, oculoplastic surgeon Steven Fagien, MD

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A slack-skin solution

“The most frequent requests I receive from women are for under-eye fillers and a solution for sagging cheeks. Both are related to an overall deflation of the face, and can make patients look up to 10 years older.” 

—Montclair, NJ, dermatologist Jeanine B. Downie

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Lines begone 

“Wrinkles, plain and simple. The exact treatment varies on the person’s anatomy and specific wrinkle pattern, but I customize a treatment program that uses a combination of Botox, fillers and lasers, combined with a maintenance program to extend the life of the results.” 

—New York dermatologist Dennis Gross, MD

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A smoother jawline

“I find the biggest issues women seek treatment for are jowls and lower-face frown lines. These are issues they typically see in their mothers and are now looking for a way to prevent from worsening. The use of Silhouette InstaLift sutures has been a powerful weapon for nonsurgical improvements and enhancements.” 

—Chicago plastic surgeon Julius Few, MD

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A tighter neck

“Women ask me to treat sagging skin on their neck more than any other problem. Unfortunately, no amount of creams can get rid of it!” 

—Troy, MI, plastic surgeon Anthony Youn, MD

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A total skin refresh 

“The most common problem I hear is looking tired or old—an issue that is both simple and complicated at the same time. This can be due to irregularity in skin pigment, a natural downturning of the lips, a lack of volume, or nasolabial creases in the temples or cheeks.” 

—West Palm Beach, FL, dermatologist Kenneth Beer, MD

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A surgery-free lift

“We are being inundated today with a number of patients seeking what is considered a ‘liquid facelift.’ This treatment utilizes hyaluronic acid fillers and neuromodulators, and is nicely combined with nonsurgical ‘lifting’ treatments such as Ultherapy or Profound radio-frequency treatments.” 

—Newport Beach, CA, plastic surgeon Sanjay Grover, MD

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A youthful smile

“The most frequent request I get is to make a smile look younger. Many patients have had some plastic surgery, but their smile is still aging. Cosmetic dentistry has the power to create a whole new you.” 

—Atlanta cosmetic dentist Ronald Goldstein, DDS

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An all-inclusive smile solution 

“A smile makeover. Patients may have aging teeth, facial collapse, discolored or worn teeth, or in the case of my celebrity clients, they want a brighter, more dynamic, picture-perfect smile that’s ready for the cameras.” 

—Beverly Hills, CA, cosmetic dentist Laurence R. Rifkin, DDS

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A tighter look 

“We are seeing more patients who want to smooth and reduce their under-eye wrinkles, as well as fill the lines at the corners of their mouths that make them appear to be permanently frowning. We have been using PRP injections with remarkable results.” 

—Eagan, MN, dermatologist Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD

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A solution for sagging breasts

“The most common problem relates to the correction of the volume and shape of the breasts after pregnancy. The ‘modern breast augmentation’ (with highly filled gel implants that use a more cohesive gel) have proven very successful in restoring breast fullness and shape post-pregnancy.” 

—Eugene, OR, plastic surgeon Mark Jewell, MD

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Refreshed eyes 

“A loss of volume under the eyes. This begins in the 30s with loss of deep fat and progresses into the 40s with a loss of bone. It can be improved with off-label use of hyaluronic acid fillers placed onto the bone by an experienced injector.” 

—Scottsdale, AZ, facial plastic surgeon Kelly Bomer, MD

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