Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The New Male Beauty

All of our leading young men appear to have a new face - and according to experts, it’s getting feminized. Gone are the days of young actors worshipped for their unique sex appeal and masculine charm. Instead, a new trend is emerging and all our celebrity crushes are losing their edge.

So what’s the formula? Add a sweep of messy hair with a doe-eyed look and place it on a baby face, and there you have it: Zac Efron, Chace Crawford, Ed Westwick, Robert Buckly, and Jason Segeland, just to name a few.

In fact, the New York Observer recently christened the phenomenon as the “New Male Beauty” with NYC facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Steven Pearlman addressing the new facial structure, “These young men all have the same look; a narrow nose trending upwards, wide-set eyes and softer features including the cheekbones and chin area.”

According to Dr. Pearlman, former president of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), his patients have started citing Efron's features as their ideal, instead of the more manly look they have asked for in the past. Individuality, he said, has been overrun by the quest for perfect proportion.

According to the recent AAFPRS Annual Survey, among male patients, the most common procedures were: Botox, dermal fillers and injections, rhinoplasty (nasal surgery), chemical peels and microdermabrasion.

Follow Dr. Pearlman on Twitter @DrPearlman.

Mmmmm....looking good!

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