Why Madonna Looks So… Different
Say it isn’t so … it’s hard to believe Madonna really wanted to change her look so drastically. The new face Madonna revealed at the 2023 Grammy Awards was the talk of the town. Probably the talk of every town, everywhere, across the globe. Fans expressed shock, sadness, and very little support. Comments on social media became a mini-battle over what defines beauty.
The truth is YOU define beauty. It’s true. You do. It’s very simple; Beauty is Biologically Instinctual. People with no training in fashion, medicine, mathematics or design are intrinsically experts at recognizing beauty. Regardless of age, gender, or culture, beauty is a biological instinct that dictates how we define being attractive or beautiful. We find beauty not in sameness, but in our unique differences. This is why submitting to so-called beauty procedures that tend to morph our faces into a generic shape is the exact opposite of what anyone defines as beautiful.
You may be confused by a Plastic Surgeon speaking out against Facelifts and Fillers, but hear me out. There are FaceLIFTs and there are Muscle RESTORATIONS. The two procedures are vastly different and yield very different results. Facelifts performed by nearly all surgeons include the pulling of skin back and up towards the ears like a drapery. Excess skin is removed from in front of the ear. The result erases the natural tapering of the hair line and the sideburn. This type of surgery starts a cascade of more lifting and pulling procedures resulting in faces looking wider and larger. Mouths are stretched into awkward shapes and eyes take on a narrower, almond shape regardless of their original contour. The patient no longer looks like themselves. Wrinkles and sagging are temporarily gone, but the individual’s unique facial features, what makes them ‘them,’ are gone forever.
Beauty is based on what we project to the world and what we project is based on how we feel about ourselves. People from every walk of life, especially celebrities in the spotlight, often feel pressured to deny or refuse to accept they are aging. This is folly. We all age and there is great beauty at every age. The important thing is to Age Well. Take care of your skin. Get exercise. Stay hydrated. Too often bad decisions are made to combat the aging process in it’s early stages with fillers, injections and ‘minor’ medical procedures. Don’t do it! You would be shocked to see the scans of ‘dissolvable fillers’ showing up as gray lumps in faces years later.
If you take care of your face and body, it will take age gracefully with you. There may come a time when you are ready for assistance in restoring the look of your youth with surgical or other procedures using natural substances. (See Blog post # _____). When it’s time for a revitalization of your face, do your research. Be informed and look for a surgeon capable of restoring your face; not one refashioning a generic face on you by removing wrinkles with little thought to your unique features and facial structure.
THE BYUN METHOD
The BYUN method is not a traditional Facelift and does not pull the skin like a drape or add foreign material to the ‘box.’ Instead the focus is on facial restoration. The critical difference is I restore the muscles of your face to their youthful position. The muscles in our younger selves slowly lose their firm volume and drift down, appearing heavier at the bottom of our faces as we age. It’s simply a matter of volume being displaced, not skin stretching out of place. A BYUN Muscle Restoration returns the volume back to it’s original location. We restore the displaced muscle and tissue bringing it in towards the midline, not pulled away into an unnatural position. Even close friends and family of our patients are astounded to see a younger looking version of their loved one, but can’t quite figure out if they’ve had work done or not. One never needs to tell.
Age Well… Not Weak
Fight the Filler Fad
Fillers, fillers, fillers. They have been all the rage in recent years. I continue to warn patients that it’s a bad choice and strongly urge them not to fall victim to the filler fantasy. More and more people have come to regret using fillers. Celebrities such as Blac Chyna (Angela White) and others are running back to plastic surgeons for “explant” surgeries and procedures.
In The Media
Six things to be aware of before going under the knife.
Dr. Michael BYUN is a serious doctor with seriously comprehensive experience unlike many of his peers, setting him heads and shoulders above the rest.
Chicago magazine profile of Dr. BYUN.