Why do celebrities look so great? It’s usually not due to one magic factor alone, and it’s not usually all natural—a comforting truth for the rest of us who don’t have a team of stylists at our beck and call at all times. Looking flawless for a photo shoot or the red carpet takes hours of effort, makeup, and more. While a lot of celebrities won’t admit it, many also get a little help from a plastic surgeon—often a simple treatment like facial fillers. While these treatments sometimes go bad for the famous (often by overdoing it), the results for others are simply stunning. Amanda Seyfried’s recent Vogue cover shows just how powerful subtle fillers can be in elevating facial aesthetics.
Lip Contour & Definition
Looking at the cover photo of Seyfried, one of the first things you notice is her confident expression. And she should look confident—she looks great! Her lips have just enough subtle filler to create balanced volume and lovely definition in the “vermilion border,” a term that describes the border of where the lips meet the rest of the face. The border looks best when it’s well-defined, and emulating this definition is what lip liner is all about. Fillers can be a great way to get natural looking volume, as long as it’s not taken to the extreme. Many people think that more is better when it comes to lip volume, but that’s not actually the case—subtle volume, proper proportion (the lower lip fuller than the top lip), and definition are what makes for a beautiful lip.
Seyfried’s brows are another great look on this cover—they’re nice and arched, and they frame her face well. You get a sense of overall facial balance and symmetry, two factors that contribute in a positive way to how attractive we view people. Those arched brows also help with Seyfried’s resting expression, which looks alert, confident, and sophisticated—attributes that can influence first impressions. Seyfried is young, and it shows in the lift of her brow.
Getting Your Own Confident Look
Want to look as confident as Amanda Seyfried? While celebrities are often naturally very attractive, that doesn’t mean you can’t look great and feel more confident. Even something as simple as lip fillers can boost your self-esteem and take your look to the next level. Best of all, fillers are very safe, accessible, and require no downtime or anesthesia. Because they are temporary, you get the added benefit of very few risks and potential complications.
Thinking about working on your brows? There are surgical options for lifting the brow, which can make your resting facial expression look more alert, awake, and interested, as well as easing signs of aging. There are several techniques available for brow lifts, including the gentle endoscopic approach, which uses a tiny camera to access the area. While this is a surgical procedure, the incisions are quite small, and recovery time required is minimal.
The key to getting great results from facial procedures is choosing the right surgeon. If you’re thinking about facial procedures, it’s always best to go to a dedicated facial plastic surgeon. You may not get to have the styling and airbrushing of a cover photoshoot, but even simple steps can help you turn heads!