MilliOnAir interactive Magazine April 2017 - Page 38

SOFT SURGERY 

by Steven Smith

THERE ARE SO MANY aesthetic procedures on the market these days, some promising a fresher, more confident look while others boast they’ll bring back your youthful sparkle.

 

As an expert in the field, I write about the gimmicks and the downright cons as well as the treatments that really do work, and I’m always on the look out for something new. 

 

My articles tend to look at the latest beauty and aesthetic treatments that celebrities are trying out, or whatever’s the current “must-have” in the industry.

 

I tend to avoid writing about myself, as I’ve never gone under the knife and, apart from Botox and the occasional fillers, there’s not been a lot for me to share about myself.

However, heading to my mid-fifties, I wanted a fresher look – particularly after a friend pointed out some lines by my ears that I had never noticed before. A quick dash to the mirror confirmed their presence and I was keen to do something about them.

 

The idea of a face-lift has always been a big no for me. It was a few years back, at a trendy gym in Miami, when I first noticed men whose faces just did not match their bodies, and whose eyes could hardly move.

 

"The face-lift brigade,” a friend told me. They really looked rather scary. Actors such as Robert Redford, Burt Reynolds and Sylvester Stallone are all rumoured to have gone under the knife. Whether that’s true or not, they do all appear to have a somewhat unnatural look. 

 

Most experts in the field tend to agree that men and face-lifts are not generally a great combination. For some reason women seem to have better results when it comes to facial cosmetic surgery. For some men it might be fine but I’ve always known that I’d never go under the knife myself.