Cosmetic surgery has changed a lot since the days of wealthy women with stiff, frozen faces and shiny, tight skin.
People are now looking for a natural, ‘unadulterated’ look, while moving away from puffy lips, immobile features and big boobs, all of which are a giveaway.
Plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Banwell, who works in London’s Harley Street, revealed that he sees a move towards the natural look and that many of his patients only want minor adjustments to boost their confidence.
He said, “A lot of clients come to me to change previous breast surgeries that looked too big for their bodies or too fake and the natural silhouette is definitely what clients are looking for.”
dr. Banwell calls this the “unatuited” look and attributes it to women who no longer halt the aging process, but want to look as good as possible at the age they are now.
So, if you don’t want anyone to know the secrets of your fresh face, here are the signs that will betray you.
THE PIXIE EAR – YOU HAVE HAD A FACE LIFT
According to Dr Banwell, this is one of the most obvious signs that someone has had a facelift.
He said, “The earlobe can get stuck to the cheek and be pulled slightly towards the mouth, giving a pixie look.”
The plastic surgeon explained that this is a common problem, often associated with facelift surgery, and can be a telltale sign of going under the knife.
“It’s difficult to correct, but it’s possible because the earlobe can be surgically detached and put back in the higher, non-pulled position.
“The space created by the earlobe detachment can close under the earlobe, leaving a very small scar.”
The best way to prevent pixie ear is with newer facelift techniques, where the underlying tissues are included in the facelift, thereby relieving pressure on the skin.
TOO FEW WRINKLES – YOU HAVE HAD BOTOX
A decent Botox practitioner will strive to avoid arching eyebrows, which are often seen as a puzzled or angry expression (stock image)
Botox can be tricky to spot if done properly. But if you’re in your 40s or older and have no wrinkles at all, you’ve probably had some form of Botox.
We all recognize the ‘frozen’ look, but you need to keep some movement in the face and a good practitioner will know the right amount to avoid a robotic expression.
Dr Banwell said: ‘Another indication that someone has had Botox is if you look at a picture of them and see a part of the face that is very smooth and also shiny.
“The art of Botox is to make the results subtle.”
He explained that a third sign that a decent practitioner will try to avoid is arched eyebrows, which are often seen as a surprised or angry expression.
To correct this, Dr. Banwell suggests adding small amounts of Botox to relax the muscles, which raise the eyebrows in an unnatural way.
TROUT POUT – YOU HAVE DONE YOUR LIPS
A giveaway for having fillers is a bigger upper lip than the lower one.
“Usually the lower lip is one degree larger than the upper lip, so if it’s the other, it’s a sign of lip fillers,” explains Dr. Banwell.
“If the lips’ natural double arch shape, also known as cupid’s bow, has been altered by too much filler, it’s really obvious and leads to an unnatural look.”
A good lip filler will not stand out, as the goal is to make it look natural, and a good practitioner will be able to balance the lip filler with the rest of your facial features.
WRINKLES ON THE SIDE CHEST – YOU HAVE HAD A BOOBJAAK
Wrinkles on the side breast can be due to tearing, which can happen to any girl who has had breast augmentation.
But according to the plastic surgeon, if there are good quality tissues with covering of the implant, then wrinkling is less likely.
He said: ‘It is more common in women who are very slim, with minimal body fat or in women with thin skin or not much breast tissue.
“A well-filled, latest generation silicone implant with rounded edges minimizes this, which is why I always recommend Motiva implants.
‘Silicone implants have a firmer texture than saline implants.’
It is a misconception that going under the muscle can always minimize visible ripple, although this more obscures the visibility of the upper pole and ripple in this area.
But it can be improved after surgery by fat grafting on the breasts or replacing the implants with a larger size.
It’s important to keep in mind that lip fillers aren’t just about volume, they can also be used to refresh aging lips and add definition to thinner lips.
THE FACE AND NECK DOESN’T MATCH – YOU MAY HAVE AN INCOMPLETE TREATMENT
A real giveaway is sometimes incomplete rejuvenation, when you see a wrinkle-free face with a youthful glow on a wrinkled and brown-flecked neck.
This is like having a wrinkle-free forehead but crow’s feet around the eyes.
So that it is not obvious that you have undergone treatments, you should pay attention to all areas.
For the neck, Dr. Banwell recommends a good skin care routine because people tend to forget about their neck.
Yet it is so important and should be hydrated at least daily and according to Dr Banwell you should use a high factor SPF.
He explained: “Your neck is one of the first places where the signs of aging show themselves.
“We often associate a youthful neck with a clear jawline, but as we age, the jawline begins to fold into the neck.
“However, there are treatments that can help with this, such as Botox.”
HEALTHY FACE – YOU HAVE HAD FILLERS
Too much filler on the face can make you look puffy and overdone. It’s an unnatural look that will wear off in a few months, but at that point it can be very obvious.
Not only can this make the eyes look smaller, but overly puffy cheeks can also look unnatural and inappropriate for one’s age.
Many people choose fillers to create volume in the face or hands, and in the neck to improve their overall appearance.
But Dr Banwell said: ‘The phenomenon of ‘filler face’ or ‘pillow face’ occurs when the face becomes overly swollen after a patient has been given too much filler.”
He advises avoiding this by choosing a doctor who believes in natural results and improving what is there rather than turning you into someone else.
He said: ‘If you don’t see immediate results from fillers, don’t ask for more, as it may take a while for the results to become more apparent.’
AN AVATAR NOSE – YOU HAVE HAD A NOSEWORK
Although non-surgical rhinoplasty has become very popular in the quest for the perfect nose, where filler is injected to reshape and straighten a person’s nose, it can lead to an unnaturally high and wide bridge of the nose, as there are there may also be a tendency to do so. a lot,” Dr Banwell explained.
As always, less is more. More people now know that most bumps on the nose can be disguised with fillers instead of surgically removing them.
You can add dermal filler to the nose and reshape it and smooth out any blemishes.
However, you should always consult a doctor to discuss everything as there are risks of bruising, bleeding, contour irregularities, asymmetries, resorption of filler over time, dissatisfaction and most importantly, vascular damage to the skin with necrosis.
dr. Banwell explains, “Filler rhinoplasty can be prone to spread because of the way the nose protrudes from the face and this can lead to what’s called Avatar nose.”