Plastic Surgeons Say These 10 Things Are Dead Giveaways You’ve Had Work Done
Most plastic surgeons will tell you, the best plastic surgery is a subtle transformation—not a drastic change where everyone who looks at you thinks you look completely different—and that is what most patients want. Troy, MI, plastic surgeon Anthony Youn, MD, says these are his top 10 dead giveaways you’ve had some (not-so-good) plastic surgery, and stresses these reasons are also an important reminder of why it’s so vital to find a plastic surgeon who is properly board-certified, up to date on the latest techniques, and who has an aesthetic vision that’s in line with yours.
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Dr. Youn says this is the term for an elongated earlobe that results from pulling of the earlobe after a facelift. “I avoid this in my patients by securing the facelift to the cartilage of the ear. But if the facelift is secured only to skin, the earlobes can pull down and look like the earlobe of a pixie.”
Belly Button Anomalies
Tummy tucks can produce belly buttons that are too round, too narrow or too tight and have a visible circular scar around them. “This is often a dead giveaway for a tummy tuck.”
“If any neuromodulator is injected into the forehead in a certain way, some men and women can develop an over-arching of the brow, resembling Cruella de Vil,” Dr. Youn says. The good news: Even though it looks odd when it happens, it is easily treated.
A conservative amount of filler in the cheeks can look naturally youthful. "But too much can cause a person to look like a muppet (aka pillow face),” Dr. Youn says.
“Some doctors remove too much cartilage from the tip of the nose during a rhinoplasty, resulting in a pinched nasal tip. The nose can look skinny and the nostrils can even cave in with breathing. Although this can occasionally be found naturally, in many cases this is a dead giveaway for a nose job.”