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by Janine Falcon on 22 September 2011

Four Look-Like-You Enhancement Tips from the Pros

  1. Ask for before-and-after portfolio photos, especially images showing some kind of expression, like smiling or laughing. “A dead giveaway is any disruption of the harmony of muscles, some pulling more in one direction than they should,” notes Dr. Diane Wong of Glow Medi Spa in Toronto.

  2. Look for a specialist who keeps a comprehensive file of before-and-after photographs for each client, too, not just as waiting-room PR. According to Dr. Wong, “sometimes a patient will start to think, ‘oh no, I can’t see a difference! I should have had more done!’ The photos are reassuring because they clearly show the changes.”

  3. Take a “baby steps” approach; gradual tweaks are much less obvious. “The majority of clients don’t tell anyone they’ve had work, most of all their husbands,” says Dr. Wong.

  4. Make sure your doc takes the balance of your tissue and bone structure into account. “I’m Asian, so filling my cheeks in the front won’t look right,” explains Dr. Wong. “On a face like mine, a little volume that adds a gentle swell — nothing too sharp or dramatic — on the outer edges is better.” Whatever work you’ve already had done is a factor too, she adds.