Why you should always go for natural looking results


We have all seen those people with cosmetic surgery, facelifts in particular, gone horribly wrong. Who has not cringed at their overly plump lips, whittled down noses, stretched eyelids and foreheads so tight you could easily bounce a coin off it?

The mistakes made on celebrity faces are a stark reminder that a lot of hard work and common sense goes into successful cosmetic surgery. We mean you Michael Jackson and Joan Rivers, Donatella Versace, Pamela Anderson and Kenny Rogers and you Mickey Rourke, Priscilla Presley and Heidi Montag. And who can forget poster child Jocelyn Wildenstein who turned herself into lion woman to try and win back her husband?

It is only funny, however, until it happens to you so naturally great care needs to be taken before a procedure to ensure your results are as natural looking as possible, that the changes made suit your face and body.

The earliest cosmetic facelifts, performed almost a century ago, were all about tightening the skin giving that pained pulled skin look, but these days, surgeons concentrate on also addressing the underlying tissues and muscles of the face and tightening them up before the skin is draped over. Many surgeons now also correct the skin on the face and neck at the same time for a more uniform natural look.

The first and most important step is to find a good-fit plastic surgeon, one who has the qualifications, experience and skills to deliver the results you want. During your first consultation with your plastic surgeon you will be able to talk about your areas of concern and as he puts together a unique plan for your facial rejuvenation be sure to ask about the many specifics of your operation until you are comfortable.

Aside from your surgeon’s skill there are a few other things you can do for a look that doesn’t scream out to the world, “here comes a plastic surgery patient”.
– Be realistic about the changes you ask for and trust your plastic surgeons input on how much is too much. You may want a thin angular face but does it really work for you?
– Don’t get too excited when adding dermal fillers or injectables as a follow-up to your surgery. It’s all about complementary results rather than looking like a puffy over-done balloon.
– Give yourself time to heal before resuming your daily activities.
– Having a facelift doesn’t let you out of looking after your skin. Exfoliate, cleanse and moisturise to ensure your results keep their natural look.

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