Forehead A-listers from as far as London and Los Angeles head to the Sydney cosmetic physician Joseph Hkeik for his finesse with fillers. A trained sculptor, he approaches faces with an artist’s eye and claims he can erase 10 years in one session. (allsaintsskinclinic.com)
Eyes The ophthalmic plastic surgeon Naresh Joshi is fashionable London’s go-to guy for eyes, period. It’s all he does. A self-described obsessive-compulsive perfectionist, Joshi specializes in complex procedures—and has performed more than 15,000 surgeries. (bupacromwellhospital.com)
Nose Rising rhinoplasty star David W. Kim, a San Francisco surgeon, attracts tech titans, West Coast socials, and other highfliers with his technical virtuosity and conservative approach (ski jumps, after all, are so 20 years ago). “A good rhinoplasty looks like you were born with it,” he says. (drkimfacialplastics.com)
Cheeks Santa Monica plastic surgeon Chia Chi Kao’s endoscopic Ponytail Facelift involves very little cutting and virtually no pulling. Kao re-drapes skin and soft tissue vertically and uses tiny stitches to tighten underlying muscles. He then contours and volumizes with a fine layer of regenerative-cell-rich fat taken from the patient’s own body. (kaoplasticsurgery.com)
Lips and Chin The Euro jetset flocks to Antonios Paraskevas, who splits his time between Paris and his native Athens, Greece. With a background in advanced reconstructive surgery, he’s known for some of the best lip and chin sculpting money can buy. (doctorparaskevas.com)
Neck London’s Dirk Kremer eradicates “turkey neck” with a combination of liposuction and something called the iGuide neck lift, which uses long needles and thread to weave a “net” that helps support sagging jawline muscles. (harleystreetaesthetics.com)
Breasts In Brazil, where plastic surgeons are often as famous as the people they operate on, it’s refreshing to find one who prefers to stay under the radar. Benjamin de Souza Gomes Filho, whose office is located in Vitória, a quick flight from Rio de Janeiro, works on oodles of celebs, models, and moguls—but you’d never know it. His way with breasts, in particular, is gorgeously subtle. (centrodecirurgiaplastica.com)
Stomach After an “abdominoplasty flankplasty” by West Orange, New Jersey, body-work maestro Scott Spiro, his yummy-mummy patients often end up looking better than they did pre-pregnancy. And it’s not all about appearances: Afterward,“they can hold a plank longer than they could before they had children,” he says. (drspiro.com)
Thighs and Butt “There’s a revolution going on in buttock surgery,” says Constantino G. Mendieta, a Miami plastic surgeon who hits mostly below the belt. “Ten years ago, surgeons didn’t look at the area artistically, but now everyone wants a prettier, shapelier butt.” His own posterior paradigm? Instagram belfie sensation Jen Selter. (constantinomendieta.com)
Calves and Ankles Many Korean women eschew muscular calves (cankles are practically outlawed) and seek out calf reduction or leg-slimming procedures. Excellent clinics abound, but Dream Plastic Surgery, in Seoul, turns out some of the shapeliest gams in town. (en.e-dream.co.kr)
Read more about the best plastic surgeons: Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Ask a Top New York Surgeon
10 Celebrities Who’ve Quit Botox and Fillers Throughout the Years
Cameron Diaz is no stranger to aging and beauty, having penned two books on the subjects of health, wellness, and living your best life. However, when promoting her first title, The Body Book, in 2014, Diaz told Entertainment Tonight that she had tried Botox and it had changed her face—not for the better. “I’ve tried [Botox] before, where it was like a little tiny touch of something. It changed my face in such a weird way that I was like, ‘No, I don’t want to be like that,’” Diaz said. “I’d rather see my face aging than a face that doesn’t belong to me at all.”
However, Diaz doesn’t judge anyone who wants to go under the needle. “They’re to help people feel a little better about themselves,” she told the Huffington Post in May 2016. “If they do feel better about themselves, then those procedures have worked. I have no problem with that. And [in] a lot of instances, it does make you look like you’ve taken a nap … or that you might be a little younger than you looked maybe the day before.”
In an episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians that aired in 2010, Kim Kardashian tried Botox. “I had some bruising around my eyes after the procedure, which is totally natural, but because I hadn’t looked into the side effects, I freaked out. Botox just wasn’t necessary for me at [that] age,” the reality mogul reportedly said.
Just a few years later, when pregnant with her second child, Saint West, went on the defensive after filming a makeup tutorial, when many of her fans believed she’d had some work done on her face. “No I don’t do fillers or botox when pregnant like some tabloids are reporting, you would have to be really sick to endanger your child like that,” she reportedly wrote on her site, KimKardashianWest.com. So at least that issue’s open and shut.
Nicole Kidman is arguably one of the most famous Botox users, but after many years of injections, she too bid adieu to the Botox. In her quest for staying youthful and healthy. She admitted to German magazine TV Movie in 2011 that she’s “also tried Botox.” But she “didn’t like how my face looked afterwards, which led to her quit going under the needle. “Now I don’t use it anymore—I can move my forehead again,” she joked.
Naomi Watts likes to keep the matter of injections close to her chest. (Face?) “Personally, I feel for me it’s tough to do Botox — but it’s also tough not to! Sometimes, I think I need the help. Whatever anyone else chooses is fine with me, no judgment,” she told New Beauty Magazine in 2016. “Of course, I want to look the best I can, but I am playing characters that should match my age and the women and the material that I am interested in are usually going through something. I have to be able to live in my face and tell the story of the character I’ve taken on. But…I’ll never say never.”
The seemingly ageless model and actress has a balanced outlook when it comes to Botox and fillers, preferring the latter over the former, according to People. And when talking with New Beauty Magazine, Brinkley believes that “if you want to look refreshed, [Botox] has to be [administered] with a light hand.”
Because what’s most important when it comes to beauty, Brinkley says, is looking like yourself. “Don’t change your face; maybe just change a wrinkle or two that’s bothering you,” she said. “You still should look like you.”
The Revenge Body host may be fitter than ever these days, but that never stopped her from being interested in dabbling with some fillers and Botox in the past. However, after Khloe Kardashian tried ’em, she reportedly knew they weren’t for her: “[Facial fillers] did not work for me. I looked crazy, and I still think the effects are in there — I went to have it all dissolved like three times,” she said, according to MTV UK.
The OG Baywatch babe may be a portrait of plastic surgery in excess, she’s admitted that Botox and fillers may not have been her best decision. In 2015, Pamela Anderson opened up about her decision. “I am the last person to try Botox but I did,” she told People. “I felt like my eyes sunk into my head so far that I didn’t look look like me anymore! I’m not into all that stuff.”
Yet she does admit that trying to look youthful is not necessarily a bad thing. “I think a little bit of maintenance is good. There are things we can do to perk ourselves up. Some people go to far. I’m not obsessed,” she said.
The singer-cum-fashion designer may be known for her blonde hair and those famous Daisy Duke shorts, but Jessica Simpson has admitted to falling under the spell of injectables. After having Restalyne injections for fuller lips for a few years, she recanted from the cosmetic procedure. “[The injections] went away in, like, four months,” she told Glamour back in 2006. “My lips are back to what they were. Thank God! It looked fake to me. I didn’t like that.”
Kelly Ripa may be the perkiest morning show host around, but even Ripa’s been enchanted by the proverbial fountain of youth. After being told by her a.m. colleagues her face was looking angry, Ripa reportedly joked that she knew it was time for Botox. But in 2016, the pint-sized star confided to Megyn Kelly (on-air…). “I got bad Botox about … what was it, a year ago? And it was bad. It did something to my good side, so then I had two bad sides,” she joked, according to People. “I’m starting to look myself again, but there was about a six-month period where people were like: ‘What’s wrong with Kelly? She doesn’t smile anymore.’ And I was like: ‘I am smiling!’” Needless to say, that’s when Ripa decided to put the needle down.
Actress Dana Delany had arguably the scariest experience with injections, Botox, and fillers—a story that could probably swear off even the most ardent of filler fans. “[My dermatologist] injected my forehead, hit a nerve and created a huge hematoma,” Delaney told Prevention in 2010, as reported by the New York Daily News. “The nerve has been dead ever since. It affected the muscle in my right eye, so my eye has started to droop a little bit. I notice it more than anybody else, but I was symmetrical before and now I am not.”
Enough to make you think twice, right?
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