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Cosmetic “Work” – Making You More Likeable?

Getting cosmetic “work” is done mostly because you decide you want to look better. The main person you seek to satisfy is yourself – and that’s as it should be.


But a secondary issue comes into play – your appearance affects how people perceive both your attractiveness and your likeability. It’s called facial profiling and we’re all prone to do it – unconsciously.

Excerpt from Huffington Post:

“The surgeries caused the women’s resting facial expressions to appear happier, which in turn led people to believe that they were more likeable.  Likely for this reason, the face-lift and lower eyelid procedures resulted in the greatest changes in perceived personality.

Our comment: (Under eye hollows can be minimized or completely obscured with Restylane filler – so surgery required!)

Because these surgeries turn the corners of the mouth up and lessen the look of tiredness around the eyes, they had a powerful effect on conveying pro-social personality traits.”

Our comment: Botox can actually turn mouth corners up when the issue is muscle pull. And you can provide a buttress with filler.

Interestingly, when surgical outcomes make you look like you’ve had work done in an obvious way, you and your observers may have a negative attitude. A good reason for looking for a doctor who is skilled enough to keep you looking natural!

Read full article on the Huffington Post Blog to see how some surgical results aren’t perceived as a plus.

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When it comes to your skin and your health, it really is all about what’s best for you. Total Dermatology understands this, which is why we offer versatile treatments with experienced and highly trained aesthetic professionals led by Dr. Nissan Pilest. Your Total Dermatology transformation awaits.

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