Aspiring models seek out non-surgical plastic surgery
February 16, 2011
The modeling industry may be one of the most competitive fields for young women, particularly for those who are concerned that a particular body part may be barring them from breaking into the fashion world. While some women may be hesitant to undergo plastic surgery early in their career, others are turning to temporary, non-surgical cosmetic procedures, according to Daily News and Analysis.
Many plastic surgeons have seen an increase in the number of patients between the age of 14 and 25, the news source reports. Most of these young people are seeking out procedures such as facial fillers, which are less invasive than facelifts or rhinoplasty.
Facial fillers can help one achieve a desired facial shape or fix a minor flaw to gain confidence. For female models, an oval shape may be best, while male models likely prefer to have a square facial outline. Lip injections and creating more prominent noses, chins and cheeks are also popular.
Lasers can help complexion problems and body hair, while Botox is a popular option for smoothing and preventing wrinkles.
According to the Physicians Coalition for Injectable Safety, there are many types of facial fillers and can last anywhere from two months to five years. Results are typically visible immediately, though there may be swelling initially that will decrease over the days following the procedure.
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