Superstar rapper Lil’ Kim is sporting a new look these days… again. The photos suggest she may have had a number of things done, from a bit of eye work to some cheek enhancement and what looks to be another full-on rhinoplasty.
She’s not the only one. Recent statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons note that facelifts and eyelid surgeries are up, while rhinoplasties (nose jobs) remain fairly static at just under half a million out of over 14 million procedures. Oddly enough, Lil’ Kim is also famous for allegedly succumbing to the attraction of breast enhancement, something that was actually down 7 percent in 2012, with only 286,000 procedures in all.
Something that is really interesting, though, is the rise of non-invasive procedures, from Botox and other fillers, to chemical peels and laser hair removal. Looking at those photos of Lil’ Kim again, it seems that her complexion may have had some non-invasive work, too, giving it something of a healthy glow. That may be a good place to start – if the ASPS figures are anything to go by. In fact, even if you don’t want to go for a full on facelift or have your eyelids surgically lifted, a little filler injection might be just the thing to lift your visage and get a bit of the youthful, healthy look back.
Working with your surgeon, you can go through the many options available to you and decide which level of procedure is right for you. You could start with a chemical peel to get the glow back, and treat yourself to a bit of laser hair removal to keep the skin smooth. Once you have the complexion of your dreams, non-invasive routines such as the injection of soft tissue fillers or Botox can enhance your look still further by eliminating small wrinkles and subtly changing the contours of your face.
However, if like so many stars that’s not enough, then a rhinoplasty can be used to change the shape of your nose and subsequently enhance your whole face, if done artistically. Natural-looking nose jobs are an art as well as a science, and a mixture of computer simulation and expert advice are all that stands between you and your new look.
If you’re interested in enhancing your facial features or rejuvenating your look, contact renowned facial plastic surgeon and rhinoplasty specialist Dr. Shervin Naderi of the Naderi Center for Rhinoplasty & Cosmetic Surgery in Herndon, VA (703.481.0002) and Chevy Chase, MD (301.222.2020).