In the 1960’s, beauty was defined by wide eyes with a well-proportioned face, divided into equal thirds. Definitive features of the nose, eyes and lips were characteristic of beauty. Our models for beauty during this time period were Paul Neuman and Elizabeth Taylor. According to an American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery survey, Elizabeth Taylor was the most beautiful for 38% of the respondents and Paul Newman defined beauty for 42% of the respondents.
By the 70’s, a delicate nose and chin, as well as, a well-defined cheekbones and jaw line were the most stylish with Farrah Fawcett and Robert Redford topping the list for beauty. Add to this, thick eyebrows- the features of the 70’s tied in with disco music and wide bottomed jeans.
In the 80’s, the focus for beauty was big hair and daring make up. Christy Brinkley and Mel Gibson were touted to be the most popular beautiful people of the 80’s.
The Supermodel phase of the 90’s changed the shape of beauty with a focus on natural youthful skin, an appealing nose and high definition lips. Prime examples of attractiveness in the 90’s were exemplified by Cindy Crawford and George Clooney.
A short jaw, small chin, and tiny nose are the signatures of beauty for women and men in the early 2000’s. Catherine Zeta-Jones held 31% of the votes and Hugh Jackman held 26% of the votes in an American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery survey.
Of course, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Plastic surgery treatments are not designed to replicate a celebrity, but are designed to enhance your appearance for many years to come. The good news is that your signature for beauty may be refined with natural looking, plastic surgery results today.
If you are interested in a plastic surgery, call board certified Dr. David Abramson, New York, New York plastic surgeon for a thorough consultation at 201-731-3134!