You will have noticed people who have had too much aesthetic ‘work’ on their faces. Unfortunately, the ‘done’ look with exaggerated features, such as over-protruding cheek bones, over-defined and angulated jawlines and the all too common ‘duck’ lips are part of a growing trend, especially among the impressionable young and those with image disorders.
Sadly, this unhealthy trend is being fuelled by the beauty industry, and indirectly by the worlds of fashion and social media, where over 'done' celebrity faces normalise a 'more is more' approach.
Thankfully, I have recently noticed a shift in attitudes along with a desire for more subtle and normal looking results. Since the beginning of my career as an aesthetic doctor, I have always prioritised ‘normalisation over beautification’. The key for me and my clients is to restore a confident and fresh look without looking done and in my opinion the best way to achieve this is through facial reshaping which uses a 'less is more' approach.
Facial Reshaping restores the client’s ideal facial shape. I place the filler on the outline of the face, and in doing so, all areas of the face improve through a process of ‘indirect beautification.’ In other words, by treating the face as a whole, specific areas are also corrected in a balanced and harmonious way. For example, augmenting the cheeks and chin, where appropriate, will automatically improve the appearance of the lips, so that they may require only a minimal amount of filler, if any.
Conversely, addressing an area directly as in ‘direct beautification’ may improve the area, but if it does not match the rest of the face, the client can end up looking worse.
The bigger picture? My less is more approach ensures normal looking results. It keeps all areas of the face connected and balanced, so that patients don't look ‘done', but rather leave with a fresh, natural new look and confidence restored.