Many celebrities opt for cosmetic enhancements to look youthful, but there seems to be a growing number of younger stars having work done too. “Celebrities sometimes seem to be trying to prevent themselves from ever aging, or in other cases trying to look like a totally different person,” says Baltimore plastic surgeon Patrick Byrne, MD. And while in many cases, treatments can look natural and really enhance one’s look, there are other times when celebrities take it too far and end up with the “cookie-cutter” face. For instance, Cher and Dolly Parton share similar features due to getting the same procedures. It’s a look that happens over time, and it’s starting to become apparent in the younger generation. Here are the four factors that create it:
Big cheeks that contain too much volume and draw attention away from other features.
Overly inflated lips that lack shape and proportion. “Some women can pull it off but the majority of women, including celebrities, just don’t have the natural framework for lips that overpower the face,” explains La Jolla, CA, plastic surgeon Robert Singer, MD.
Too much Botox, Dysport or Xeomin, especially in the forehead, or an overdone browlift, makes it look shiny or unnaturally convex. “It’s definitely an inappropriate, overdone look when the forehead just doesn’t move,” says Dr. Singer.
Completely line-free skin is another sign of an overdone face.
So how can young celebrities looking to enhance their appearance not alter themselves to the point of indiscrimination?
“Perhaps these celebrities (with cookie-cutter face) all have standing appointments with the same doctor, or maybe they’re seeking treatment with a doctor who’s more about technicality and formulas than individualization. The bottom line is that in order for any type of enhancement to look good, it needs to look like nothing was ever done,” says Beverly Hills, CA, facial plastic surgeon Davis B. Nguyen, MD.
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