Scrolling through the news feeds, we are easily imbued with new trends and begin to imperceptibly imitate them. Someone understands that they cannot live without limited sneakers, others are full of confidence that they must urgently purchase a brand new gadget, and still others, looking at Bella Hadid's chiseled face, come to the idea that they want the same "fox eyes" as a supermodel. Together with the plastic surgeon Amjad Al-Yousef, we figure out how the first blepharoplasty trend emerged and what operations are considered the most effective for obtaining a "fox" eye cut.
Thank you Bella
Blepharoplasty is one of the most trendy plastic and cosmetic surgeries. And all because the skin around the eyes is very thin and stretches rather quickly. This leads to the fact that the first signs of aging - mimic wrinkles, overhanging of the skin of the upper and lower eyelids, drooping of the lower corners of the eyes, "fat bags" and other not very pleasant changes - appear primarily in this area.
Today blepharoplasty is performed using a variety of methods, but the last few years, the "fox's eye" operation has been especially popular. And the 23-year-old model Bella Hadid is to thank for this. Plastic surgeons literally brought her face to perfection by lifting the outer corner of the upper eyelid and pulling it slightly towards the temples. In this way, they achieved a more almond-shaped cut of the eyes, and the younger Hadid's gaze acquired a sly, slightly predatory squint. Unsurprisingly, the result was a splash.
Not the least role was played by the fact that the plastic surgeon Julian De Silva, who compared the photos of the model with the golden ratio formula, called Bella the most beautiful woman in the world, since her face turned out to be as close to ideal as possible. As a result, Bella became a walking ad for fox eyes. Now girls around the world want to repeat Bella's success and make their eyes more open.
“This operation has become very popular: people began to look more at photographs, pay attention to their facial contours and the shape of their eyes, and compare themselves to the stars. When the lateral lateral angle of the eye is raised up, it actually looks much more beautiful than when directed downward. This detail makes the look livelier,”says the plastic surgeon.
How to get "fox eyes"?
There are three ways to create a "predatory gaze", which differ in the options of impact.
The effect of the surgery will stay with you for 3-7 years. “In the surgical method, an incision is made in the scalp with special equipment, after which an endoscopy is performed and the lateral part of the eyebrow is lifted. Fixation techniques are very different, but most often endotins are used as fixation - mini-plates that allow you to actively tighten the skin in problem areas of the face,”says the surgeon.
Modeling the corners of the eyes and eyebrows is carried out non-operationally - with special threads that are inserted under the skin and fixed over the periosteum. After the operation, the patient walks with the bandage for several days. Allergic reactions, swelling and bruising are common side effects of thread lifting, but this procedure does not involve major surgery and gives noticeable results after a short time. The effect lasts from one month to a year.
Administration of the botulinum toxin preparation
The intensity of the effect of this procedure depends on the location of the facial muscles on the forehead. By relaxing certain superficial muscles, botulinum toxin makes it possible to raise the lower eyebrows at the level of the eyebrows, which creates the illusion of lifting. The effect lasts for about six months. As for the consequences and contraindications, it should be remembered that any injection procedures carry risks associated with a violation of the integrity of the skin. Botulinum therapy can also lead to asymmetry.
Contraindications and recommendations
All of the above methods can be used exclusively from the age of 18. This limitation is associated not only with legal issues, but also with physiology. The fact is that in minors the bone structures are not fully formed, therefore, surgical intervention can threaten with adverse consequences.
Other contraindications when choosing any of these methods are clarified in a personal consultation with a plastic surgeon. When planning an aesthetic surgery without special indications, remember your individuality and listen to the doctor's advice (read also: "What kind of care can be an alternative to injections and plastic surgery?").
Any surgical or injection intervention can have consequences. This is important to consider when showing the doctor a photograph of Bella Hadid with the request "I want it this way!" Before you finally decide on transformation, weigh the pros and cons, not succumbing to trends.
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