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NYC Mayoral Candidates May Benefit from Plastic Surgery

Andrew | July 2, 2013 | Posted in Liposuction

Political candidates are under a lot of pressure to look their best. High definition media close-ups bring viewers within inches of candidates’ faces, where things like forehead wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes become even more pronounced. Not only can these make a candidate look older than he or she really is, but it can also make them appear tired or lacking in the energy needed to manage political office. These impressions can eventually end up hurting a candidate’s chances for success.

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In a recent New York Post article, a respected plastic surgeon noted that New York City’s mayoral candidates may want to consider plastic surgery procedures to help their faces more closely match their messages—and their constituents’ expectations of who they should be. In many cases, these candidates could get simple procedures that would help them appear more energetic, relaxed, and capable.

New York plastic surgery for mayoral candidates

Politicians have always cared about how they looked. According to The New York Times, President Gerald Ford used to ask for a neutral backdrop for his debates, to downplay his thinning gray hair. Richard Gephardt, a Missouri Congressman, reportedly penciled in his eyebrows.

At the same time, these public individuals don’t want to appear as if they’ve had substantial “work” done. That would only call negative attention to their appearance, which is why those who do choose to undergo procedures look long and hard for qualified and experienced professionals who have stellar reputations for making clients look more youthful and vibrant.

Thinking about facial rejuvenation in NYC

According to the article in the New York Post, plastic surgery could provide facial rejuvenation in NYC, helping candidates to look stronger, happier, and more likable. Such improvements could help them to win over voters more quickly, as they would put across a more trustworthy appearance as a first impression.

Types of plastic surgery suggested to benefit New York mayoral candidates included:

  • Botox: A drug developed from a type of protein, Botox can help treat moderate to severe brow lines, as well as other wrinkles and facial creases. Botox injections can also relax muscles, providing a more uniform appearance to the face, and in some cases, adding volume around the mouth area.
  • Lower eyelid surgery: Medically termed “Blepharoplasty,” lower eyelid surgery helps remove fatty deposits under the eyes—those things that cause “bags” under the eyes. The surgeon may also tighten the skin to add to the smoother, younger-looking appearance. This procedure can be performed with a laser, which makes it less invasive than regular surgery.
  • Liposuction: This procedure, also called “lipoplasty,” breaks up and “sucks” fat away from various parts of the body. Common areas treated include the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, neck, chin, upper arms, calves, and back.
  • Neck lift: For this procedure, the surgeon may combine liposuction with the neck lift to create final results. Then he’ll trim parts of the skin and lift it into place, helping to get rid of excess, sagging skin on the neck.

New York plastic surgery options

If you’re looking at the mayoral candidates, and then looking in the mirror, you may see some similarities. Perhaps your eyelids are sagging a bit more than you’d like, or there are a few more wrinkles on your forehead than you remember.

Cosmetic procedures always carry risks, however, so if you’re thinking about freshening up your look, we invite you to talk to Dr. Thomas W. Loeb. Considered one of the top ten best cosmetic eye surgeons in the world, he has more than 30 years of experience in his private practice, and offers private body contouring consultations.

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  1., Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Adam Scheiner offers remedies for New York City’s mayoral candidates,
  2. New York Times, Who Cares About the Issues: Is That Botox?,
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