Learn About a Genuine Eye Opening Procedure

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by healthnewsdigest.com | August 16, 2010 @ 02:00PM

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You Ought to Be In Pictures! The Audrey Hepburn Secret

What makes a person photogenic? Is it purely subjective, or are there objective qualities? Although there is certainly a time and mood dimension (for example, a glowing bride), there are a few key factors that determine what a person needs to do to "improve" their look on film or in print. The most easily identifiable trait is a pair of big, wide set eyes. There is also the standard of symmetry. People with balanced features typically look better in photos. Most photographers, who evaluate the aesthetics of their subjects, pick up on these picture-perfect features pretty quickly. They are able to assess whether someone is going to have a beautiful photo, lending to the success of a potential career. Hence, the demand for the star quality eyes inspires many aspiring actresses to take advantage of the various options an ocular surgeon can provide today.

Dr. Amiya Prasad, a New York City board certified oculoplastic surgeon, consults many patients who wish to take their looks (and their careers) to "the next level." Through ocular surgery, a patient can change the actual shape of their eyes or the distance between their eyes. A procedure called canthoplasty made that possible by extending the width of the eyes two millimeters higher, and the height of the eyes one to two millimeters wider. During canthoplasty, the outer canthus (corner) is also made higher by raising a combination of muscles and soft tissues.

"Many of these requests are event-related," Dr. Prasad says. "Often the reason patients come in is because they look at photos of themselves, and they are not happy with the way their eyes come across." One 24-year-old budding actress recently requested the corners of her eyes to be more doe-shaped, like classic beauty Audrey Hepburn, because she felt that she would have more of a competitive edge in the business. But not all cases are as subtle. Patients with naturally drooping eyelids (ptosis) can get the same cosmetic result with the lavetor dehiscence procedure. In this surgery, the muscle is advanced so the eye can open more, giving the shape a more pleasing appearance, like wide-eyed beauties, Christy Turlington and Shania Twain.

Dr. Prasad described another case with a working actress who was "extremely concerned" with the symmetry of her eyes. After years of struggling, she realized that in order to propel her career, she would need to tweak her eye shape to create a more telegenic appearance similar to that of supermodel Cindy Crawford. "Although a person may have asymmetrical features, through considerable planning and measuring, I can give patients the balance they desire," explains Dr. Prasad.

An ideal candidate for cosmetic eye surgery is a patient who has realistic expectations. A patient must realize that post-operatively, they will still look like themselves, not their favorite celebrity. Dr. Prasad cautions, "What you see when you perform your own ''mirror lift'' (when you look in the mirror and pull your eyes one way or another) may not necessarily be the most practical prediction of what you are going to look like." Dr. Prasad adds, "People seem to think that their bodies are made of rubber; however, it does take some time for the eyes to recuperate from surgery." Patients can go back to work in a week, but if a patient is planning an eye procedure for that special event (or that upcoming casting call), they should give themselves a full month to look "picture-perfect." Unfortunately, a patient cannot look like Audrey Hepburn overnight, but with the help of a good surgeon, you too can have the qualities that make a face worthy of photographic attention.

This article provided by www.healthnewsdigest.com. 

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