¿Dicta Hollywood, la evolución de la belleza global?


Recently I attended four intense days at a symposium rhinoplasty and noticed a common theme: the evolution of the ideal nose. In the 70's, during the early years of rhinoplasty, the ideal nose was the one who had a very definite and very narrow point, emulating the standards of Hollywood beauty who came from images as Farrah Fawcett, Linda Carter and other superstars of the time. These celebrities, created a boom where the main trends in the offices of doctors who specialize in aesthetic nose was surgically change. At that time, rhinoplasty surgery was beginning to take shape and the techniques just being developed. There was a general consensus beyond the narrow noses were ideal.

When start changing standards of beauty? Why? Let's start with the definition of the standards of beauty as we know now, Hollywood. Current celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Beyonce, Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez, among others dictate new trends. These figures do not have noses as "refined", their profiles are more subtle, with smooth transitions between the tip of the nostril to the bridge and root. Also, their noses are slightly larger.

Today, we see in clinics for patients who do not want surgery exhibit clear, but far from changing drastically, is an improved version of themselves and "natural" version. The changing demographics of North America and the world, have shaped our view of beauty. The beauty now is a mix of ethnic and racial features, skin color and the mix of features that have made the new "gold standard" of beauty. But now the pressure is constant beauty and universal, driven by social networks and the revolution of 'selfie'. This phenomenon has created a generation "me," egocentric. A society that to maintain their self-esteem need to take dozens of photos just to get "proper angle." A generation that is also willing to undergo numerous surgeries to achieve their idealized image.

Do they promote an egocentric social networks generation? How do we understand the generation "I", which published the images they see in magazines or on the media are digitally manipulated or retouched? There is a fine line between wanting to take the "perfect selfie" and body dysmorphic syndrome. This actress we see in a glamorous red carpet has probably spent thousands of dollars a month on beauty treatments; besides having a team of professionals working systematically make their appearance, to hide "small defects" and accentuate its "best angles". As a surgeon, I not only possess the ability to enhance their physical appearance but to change the attitude of people towards life and how the world perceives them. Transformation, more subtle, can make a big change in their lives.

Who wants to reflect a tired appearance, sad, or drooping nasal tip, which can give a twisted appearance? The human brain recognizes facial features and expression of feelings, which does not necessarily reflect how we really feel. What makes you attractive? Your face must capture or portray how you feel. The aim of plastic surgery is to get the improved version of yourself, not trying to change who you are.

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Miami Oculoplastic Surgeon