Yes, Plastic Surgery and Cosmetic Procedures can make you look older.
The goal of all these procedures is to make us look more youthful, more rejuvenated, not harsher and older.
If you take a look at some at some celebrities over the years you can really see how their images have changed from too much fillers or too much Botox, making them look weird and sometimes older than they really are. Woman are getting botox and fillers starting in their 20’s and end up looking more like they are in their 30’s.
Take a look at Kyle Jenner before she had fillers, with fillers and without fillers. Doesn’t she look prettier and younger without fillers?
Plastic Surgery and Cosmetic procedures can actually make you look older. In fact I’ve interviewed plastic surgeons for my podcast, The NipTuck Talk Show who have stated they don’t like fillers, don’t use fillers because they feel too much filler over time can actually cause the face to age more.
I often wonder about this as I continue to plump up face with fillers due to age and volume loss.
Yes, too much filler can make you look older. Rather than enchanting your looks, your face becomes distorted. Puffy cheeks with slitty eyes and duck lips is not a natural look.
Frozen faces from too much Botox can make your face look weird, waxy and overdone. Nicole Kidman’s face had a weird frozen look last year. She’s still beautiful but her face had no movement.
Watch your brows. Too much Botox can raise your brows giving you an unnatural look screaming too much Botox. On the other hand low droopy brows can age you. A brow lift can also raise your brows to where they look freakish and unnatural. That’s a sure sign you’ve had a brow lift!
Large Breasts that don’t match your body shape look unnatural and can be a health risk. Your breasts should look like they match your body shape not lead into the room. Yet many young woman still think, big is better. Actually big is not better and the trend is going smaller with 250-300cc breast implants. Many surgeons today will not even operate on you if you are seeking 500-600cc breast implants. When I see a young woman with enormous breasts, I cringe because she has no idea what she is going to look like at 50 or 60 years old. Your breast should flatter your body at any age.
Beware of too much liposuction and Buccal Fat removal. These procedures can age you as you grow older and lose volume. There are concerns that procedures like Kybella may remove too fat from your chin and neck.
Plastic surgeons caution patients about removing too much fat in areas where we need fat as we age. Such as necks and under the eyes.
The bottom line is we can’t stop the aging process.
Be smart about your cosmetic procedure choices, striving to look like a better version of yourself at any age.
Michele is an independent plastic surgery coach and patient advocate. Visit her website for more information.