To Blair Manus, cosmetic surgery is simply another tool to maintain her appearance – not unlike exercise, a healthy diet or a full night's sleep. Over the years, Manus has undergone Botox treatments and filler injections in her cheeks, nose and chin. But she does so with caution, hoping to maintain a natural look. "I always want to look like myself – kind of a more natural, enhanced look of myself," said Manus, 36, of Voorhees, Camden County. "I don't want to run into somebody that I went to high school with, who will think, 'Wow, Blair looks completely different.'"Her attitude toward cosmetic procedures mirrors that of many women living in Philadelphia and, more broadly, the northeastern United States. They prefer a more subtle look, one that retains identifying features while mitigating imperfections, according to plastic surgeons in the region. Cosmetic standards vary by region, shaped by varying cultural values, celebrity influences and even climate differences. Los … [Read more...] about Cosmetic surgery varies by region – but does Philly have a ‘look’?
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It was during a WhatsApp call that Debra Reynolds, a marketing executive in Manhattan, started noticing her softening jaw line. “It was all I could see in the mirror,” Reynolds said. “In meetings I was aware of constantly pushing my chin out like a duck.” It was then that Reynolds, 47, turned to Dr. Matthew White, a facial plastic surgeon. The surgery, which White calls the Golden Angle Lift, creates the tighter, more defined jaw line and lower face that to many signals youth and beauty. “The day after surgery, when Dr. White removed the bandages, my jaw line looked like Angelina freaking Jolie,” said Reynolds of her surgery, which she said cost about $18,000. Credit the rise of videoconferencing and social media for the new focus among women on their jaw lines, long a key structural feature for men (as a sign of masculinity) and models (who rely on bone structure to be photogenic). According to data collected by the American Academy of Facial … [Read more...] about Now women are supposed to feel bad about their jaw lines, too?