If you have been thinking about getting dermal fillers such as Restylane or Perlane, one of the tings that may be holding you back is the fear of being “overfilled.” Most people want to look like themselves, only better, and avoid looking fake and overfilled. This is exactly what I want for my patients.
In the 80s and 90s many plastic surgeons produced a pulled-tight surgical look. The people walking around with these tight faces are the source of fear for those women that look into having a facelift today. Women long of having a facelift, but have a fear of having a “pulled” look. In much the same way, those women that walk around with “overfilled” faces are the source of fear to those women that are thinking about having fillers placed. They see these women with very swollen cheeks or lips and become afraid of having the procedures done.
So why do some women have these overfilled faces? Well, the simple answer is .. The doctor did it. Women should seek doctors that have the same aesthetic as themselves. My personal philosophy regarding plastic surgery is that the result should always appear natural. If it looks done, it’s not good.
According to the January issue of Marie Claire, the year 2013 will usher in a more conservative use of fillers. The article discusses to beauty icons such as Lauren Hutton, Diane Keaton, and Meryl Streep. In these women, you can’t tell whether or not they’ve had work done. They look great, like themselves, and not like they’re trying to pass for 30. The treatment of the aging face with dermal fillers requires a good sense of facial aesthetics. One of the most rejuvenating areas that is often overlooked is the midface, or cheeks. A small amount of fillers in this area goes along way. Overfilling this area can give the eyes a sunken look. The nasolabial folds and marionette lines should be filled in a conservative manner to avoid any “pooching.” Sunken temples can also be filled to give a rejuvenating effect if. In conclusion, take your time to select the practitioner that you feel comfortable with, has the right aesthetic and does not try to “push” fillers.