Recently, the NY Times published an article by Laura Holson titled, “A Little Too Ready for Her Close-Up,” which spurned a media conversation about Hollywood’s sudden about face when it comes to plastic surgery. Casting directors have been sending away actors who have obviously had plastic surgery.
“Frankly, I’m surprised by this conversation,” says Dr. Parker. “I would have thought something like this would have occurred years ago.” It looks like Hollywood is finally catching on to what the Parker Center knew along. For years, the two main goals here have been natural-looking results and a speedy and painless recovery. Dr. Parker calls this “plastic surgery common sense.”
In New Jersey, rhinoplasty, tummy tucks, liposuction, facelifts, and breast augmentations are the most popular
procedures. Dr. Parker uses computer imaging, patient education, an experienced team on registered nurses and board certified anesthesiologists- as well as his Rapid Recovery program- to achieve the above principles.
With procedures like breast augmentation, New Jersey patients are fully educated and sessions are performed preoperatively with the staff to help achieve results and a breast size with which they are comfortable. We often hear from our patients about these sessions and how helpful and comforting they are.
It would be disingenuous to say that Hollywood is completely against plastic surgery. However, as mentioned in the NY Times article, everything in moderation is ok. If casting directors can’t tell if an actor has had plastic surgery then it’s no big deal. It’s only obvious, over-done plastic surgery that catches their negative attention.
Now, Dr. Parker cannot attest to what is popular on the West Coast. We can speak to is that his New Jersey plastic surgery patients want a more natural, subtle appearance. They want to look like a better- not freakish- version of themselves.