Aesthetic Procedures: The “Cure” for Invisibility
There’s a difference between being invisible and feeling invisible. Being invisible means you can cozy up to people and listen to what they are saying without being seen. This can be a good thing. Feeling invisible means being overlooked in plain sight. There’s nothing good about that. The situation is particularly tough on women of a certain age who feel that their faces betray their secrets.
At our Edgecliff practice we’ve been learning that makeovers (big or small) can serve as an excellent antidote to invisibility.
50 Is the Magic Number
In an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald, author Kathy Lette said, “Age is to women as Kryptonite is to Superman…If we weren’t invisible, if we saw normal-looking women over 50 on television and in movies (not playing grandmas), then perhaps women would feel more confident…”
The results of a research study commissioned by the herbal remedies company A.Vogel lends credence to her statements. From a group of 2,000 female participants:
- 60% felt “completely unnoticed” by the opposite sex when they walked into a room
- 50% said they felt “left on the shelf” because of their age
- 50% described themselves as lacking confidence due to their age
Actress Kristin Scott Thomas Vanishes
The star of blockbuster films such as The English Patient, and the woman People magazine named one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world in 1997, is afraid she’s disappearing. When reporters caught up with her approximately ten years later at the Cannes Film Festival, she told them she felt invisible, surrounded by young starlets.
“I’m not talking about in a private setting, at a dinner party or anything. But when you’re walking down the street, you get bumped into, people slam doors in your face – they just don’t notice you. Somehow, you just vanish. It’s a cliché, but men grow in gravitas as they get older, while women just disappear.” – Kristin Scott Thomas, Daily Mail
Like many women her age, Scott Thomas feels her appearance adversely impacts her professional career. She notes that she now receives offers for supporting roles, rather than leads.
The Secret of Being Agelessly Visible
When you feel good about yourself, the confidence you radiate makes it difficult to be overlooked. You then project that confidence onto others and see your radiance reflected.
If wrinkles, sunken cheeks, hallowed eyes, dark spots, and other signs of facial ageing make you feel unseen, unheard, and unimportant, consider these four popular surgical solutions:
These non-surgical solutions can also work wonders on your facial appearance and invisibility:
- Dermal fillers
- Wrinkle treatments
- Neurotoxin injections
- Micro Peels and microdermabrasion
- Professional skincare
- Photo rejuvenation
Throw Off the Cloak of Invisibility
There are so many things you can do to rejuvenate your appearance and go from feeling invisible to feeling that all eyes are on you. Whether you’re considering cosmetic surgery or a cosmetic injectable to “top off” your good looks, we can help. Call us today to book your consultation.
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Meet Dr Marcells
MBBS (Syd), FRACS (ORL-HNS)
Past President – Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgeons
Dr George Marcells is known for excellence in facial plastic surgery and is considered a true master of rhinoplasty. He performs advanced surgical techniques to restore balance and harmony to the face and can also resolve functional issues such as breathing difficulties.