Is There Such a Thing as the “Perfect Face”?
They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but what if there were an equation that could create the “perfect” face, no matter who the beholder is? According to one London cosmetic surgeon, the key to achieving the perfect face may lie in finding the perfect combination of the most popular celebrity features. From Cher’s jawline to Miley Cyrus’s forehead, this surgeon has created what he has deemed to be the “perfect face,” but is this truly possible?
What Does the “Most Desireable Face” Look Like?
The idea of combining various facial features from popular celebrities into one seemingly perfect image came about when Dr. Julian De Silva assembled over 1,000 individual facelift and rhinoplasty requests from his female patients. It’s not uncommon to use a public figure as an example of the types of results individual patients are looking to achieve themselves, so Dr. De Silva certainly had some help in choosing just the right features from the right celebrities.
Thus, the “most desirable face” was created. Among its defining characteristics are Jennifer Lopez’s eyebrows, Keira Knightley’s eyes, Angelina Jolie’s cheeks, Penelope Cruz’s lips, and Selena Gomez’s chin (Today).
Should You Strive for Perfection from Your Facelift?
While this concept certainly makes sense–after all, celebrities do tend to be known for their good looks–the reality is that plastic surgery is meant to enhance your natural features, not completely alter them or cover them up. The best candidates for a facelift will be able to maintain very realistic expectations throughout the entire process, especially as related to the results of their procedure (New York Daily News).
It can be helpful to bring in photos of examples of the kinds of results you’re looking for when you schedule a consultation with your plastic surgeon. However, know that these pictures are best used as a guideline to help make sure that you and your plastic surgeon are on the same page. Expecting to look exactly like a celebrity after your facelift just simply isn’t realistic, because everyone has their own unique facial aesthetics.
Tips for Getting the Most out of Your Facelift
So does that mean that achieving the “perfect” face through your facelift procedure isn’t possible? In truth, it’s very possible, provided your idea of perfection is centered on your own individual goals. Work closely with a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon to help you obtain the perfect face for you. Everyone’s perfect will be different, and that’s okay. Keeping this in mind throughout the process can help you to get the most out of your procedure and absolutely love your enhanced look.
It can also be helpful to look at before and after photos of previous facelifts that your plastic surgeon has performed. This can give you a better idea of the quality of results that you might be able to expect for yourself. Again, however, these pictures are meant to serve as a tool to help you find the perfect look for your features.
The Bottom Line
It can be tempting to strive for the perfect, “most desirable” appearance, but in reality, the best facelift results will highlight your natural beauty. Clear communication with your plastic surgeon about your needs and goals is one of the most important aspects of your initial consultation, as this can help you to gauge whether or not those goals are realistically achievable.
If you’d like more information about your facelift options, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Heil of Premier Plastic Surgery & Dermatology in Pittsburgh and Wexford would be happy to meet with you one-on-one to discuss your unique situation. Dr. Heil has been named as in the top 10 percent of Pittsburgh plastic surgeons, and he has ample experience performing facelift procedures.
Please contact us at 724-264-3608 to schedule your consultation and take the next step toward embracing and enhancing your natural beauty through a facelift custom-tailored to fit your needs.