Are We Pushing the Antiaging Envelope?
Hold the Botox
Not all cosmetic surgeons are sold on pumping up 20- and 30-year-olds with fillers and toxins. Steve Fallek, MD, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon in New York City, tells WebMD that "if you have wrinkles, I am happy to inject Botox, but if you are 20 to 25 and worried about wrinkles, I don't think that is a great idea right now."
George Lefkovits, MD, director of Park Plaza Plastic Surgery in New York City, agrees. "Today Botox is so commonplace, it's almost like having cappuccino," he says.
"If celebrities are having their lips plumped or having Botox, then people may think they should have it done also, but that's wrong, and this is where the plastic surgeon has to educate patients that they are not Jessica Simpson and that they have different lives," he says. "Just because the rest of world is having cappuccino doesn't mean you have to have it, too. You can have a regular cup of coffee."