Want to Look Like Angelina Jolie? You're Not Alone!
K. Mathews on 28 Jun 2011 at 11:00am
With an Academy Award, one of Hollywood’s largest paychecks, and a hunky husband, who wouldn’t want to be Angelina Jolie? Moreover, now that she’s topped nearly every publication’s sexiest women alive list, who wouldn’t want to look like Angelina? Therefore, it’s hardly surprising that Angelina is the #1 celebrity who people seeking cosmetic enhancement procedures want to look like according to a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon.
The chatter in the RealSelf forums appears to confirm this trend. Women are asking for advice on how to replicate their favorite feature of Angelina’s: RachelRobinson wants her cheekbones, tjessica wants her petite nose, and shellsbells wants her natural breast shape.
Of course, we all know the main reason women are jealous of Angelina:
she goes to bed with Brad Pitt her luscious lips. Just seeing Angelina’s movie Salt made one poster long to have fuller lips. The doctors gave her a couple of options: fillers such as Juvederm or Restylane, which can plump up her lips for more than six months, or lip implants if the look is desired permanently.
More specifically, snowxrystal would like to mimic the crease Angelina has on the center of her bottom lip. Thankfully, LA facial plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Persky has a solution: “Skilled lip injectors can put filler in your lips to create the two soft pillows of Angelina’s lower lip with the ‘groove’ between them.”
So do patients really try to transform into Angelina clones? Not usually. However, “it’s not uncommon for patients to refer to a particular body part of a favorite movie star when describing their aspirations,” says Dr. Harold Kaplan, another LA facial plastic surgeon. “Many of our female patients would love to have Angelina Jolie’s lips. As a practice, we have to be very careful about selecting patients that have realistic expectations for their results.”
Beverly Hills facial plastic surgeon Dr. Behrooz Torkian echoes this sentiment. “I have had several patients bring pictures of Angelina Jolie… to request features of their cosmetic procedures to result in similar features… Inmost cases, discussions of celebrity features have helped to foster an understanding between the patient and myself regarding their ‘aesthetic ideal’, or what they consider to be beautiful.”
Dr. Torkian also notes that on occasions when a patient wants to look nearly identical to a celebrity, the results tend to be disappointing. So while there’s nothing wrong with trying to look beautiful like Angelina by copying one of her features, take it from the doctors and don’t aspire to recreate yourself as Angelina completely. You’re bound to come out looking silly -- we’re looking at you, Octomom!
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