Avoiding the “Three F’s” – Fake, Filled and Frozen
Those of you who know my Plastic Surgery philosophy and expertise are aware I tend to be “conservative”… less is generally best. I avoid making my patients look “Fake, (over)Filled, or Frozen(too much BOTOX®). This article about how to avoid “the 3 F’s” written by Project Beauty, a good resource about cosmetic procedures for the non-professional sponsored by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, one of my specialty societies, eloquently discusses the problems with “over treatment”. BOTOX® and injectable fillers were originally used by Plastic Surgeons as non-invasive procedures to create “the Liquid Facelift”. But too much of a good thing has resulted in unnatural appearances, ranging from “the zombie”, to “balloon cheeks”, “monkey” or “duck” lips, and other strange looks.