Here, your cosmetic game plan for 2013.
"I don't want to look done or freaky and artificial like everybody else. I just want to look like myself, only better." So goes the fear voiced by new patients, says New York City plastic surgeon Dr. Haideh Hirmand. The "everybody else"? Those expressionless, Kewpie-doll carbon copies, all cherubic cheeks and fish pouts.
Instead of feeding the trend, more and more top doctors are doling out injectable enzymes like hyaluronidase to dissolve and deflate the glut of dermal fillers they're seeing. "It's ironic because women didn't want that pulled-tight surgical look of the '80s and '90s, so a liquid face-lift [using fillers like Restylane] became a more natural-looking alternative," explains plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Jacono, author of The Face of the Future. "But trying to reshape the face by swelling up cheekbones, jawlines, and lips took on this Mrs. Potato Head approach. It started to seem as if the same features were being transplanted onto different faces. This is why allRead More »from Secrets to Looking Younger Without Looking Fake