Saving Face - September 2011
By Janine Falcon
We checked in with three cosmetic experts on what to look and ask for - so you're still you, only better.
Ask for before-and-after photos, especially images of patients 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.
Look for a doctor who keeps a file of before-and-after photographs for each client, too, not just as PR. According to Dr. Wong, "Sometimes a patient will start to think, 'Oh no, I can't see a difference! I should have more done!' The photos are reassuring because they clearly show the changes."
Take a "baby steps" approach; gradual tweaks are less obvious. "The majority of clients don't tell anyone they've had work done, most of all their husbands," says Dr. Wong.