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    Plastic surgery blog: Julianne Moore critics question…real face?

    In our industry, especially in Beverly Hills, our days are filled with critiques by media experts concerning celebrities and their appearance. The latest appears to be Julianne Moore who was on the red carpet promoting the premiere of the HBO special “The Game”. In the production Julianne Moore plays Sarah Palin. The buzz around the media included a multitude of complements for her youthful appearance. At 51 years of age her skin appeared flawless and she did not have the telltale signs many celebrities have with plumped lips and unnaturally tight faces. So, what’s the problem? Well, now they write about whether or not we think this is natural; or great plastic surgery. A recent blog post in the Orange County Register, posed the question to a group of plastic surgeons. Of course, they were speculating based on photos but nevertheless they all weighed in. Many plastic surgeons say the best compliment they can have besides a referral is a patient who returns, and tells them that no one knows that they had the procedure performed. This is especially the case for facial rejuvenation procedures. Dr. Kim is careful to explain to patients that the extent of their surgery is partially based on their own desires. For example, some patients may choose to have a blepharoplasty and only address the concerns of the eye area even though they have a drooping brow and would benefit much more from a brow lift combined with a blepharoplasty. For this reason, it is unfair to judge the plastic surgery results of a celebrity, or any other person who we have not had complete knowledge of their recommendation from the plastic surgeon, as well as the choice that they made based on that recommendation. Dr. Kim finds that most of his patients follow his recommendation because of his extensive before-and-after photo gallery, as well as his artistic ability, is demonstrated not only in the photo gallery but also within his personal drawings and sketches. While it is fun to watch celebrities we must always remember especially when it comes to plastic surgery that they exist for our entertainment not our research.

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