Hollywood is famous for beautiful people, and sometimes stars go too far in trying to stay hot. Enter cosmetic surgery and doctors that are as ambitious as their celebrity clientele.
To talk about what is reasonable cosmetic surgery and procedures, and what stars have lost their defining characteristics to botox and implants, we talk with Dr. Ilya Reyter. We name names, from Madonna and Lara Flynn Boyle to Kenny Rogers, and get an understanding of the vital proportions and features that our brains come to understand as attractive or deformed.
Dr. Ilya Reyter is a leader in his field of dermatology and dermatologic surgery. A pioneer in facial volume restoration using fat transfer and fillers, Dr. Reyter has received acclaim for his work at the University of Southern California (USC) Keck School of Medicine. In his private practice, Dr. Reyter specializes in all aspects of dermatology and cosmetic surgery, laser surgery, liposuction, Mohs surgery/skin cancer surgery and reconstruction, and the evaluation and treatment of sun damage and photoaging using resurfacing lasers, fat transfer, Botox, and soft tissue fillers.
Dr. Reyter is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Dermatology at USC. As part of his faculty work, Dr. Reyter developed a pioneering lipodystrophy program to help patients fight the disfiguring side-effects of facial fat and volume loss. In this program, Dr. Reyter trains physicians to effectively treat facial fat loss, which often occurs in aging, but can be accelerated by certain diseases, such as HIV. Using advanced techniques to harvest and transfer a patient’s own fat, Dr. Reyter can reverse the sunken, atrophied facial features that are so difficult to treat by any other means.
00:01 Coming up on Media Mayhem
00:39 Show opening.
01:41 Introducing Dr.Reyter.
04:01 The social construct of beauty and oversexualization.
09:24 The FDA approval requirements for fillers and “devices,” vs. medicine.
11:02 Madonna and fullness vs. tightness.
13:11 How a face looks to a ‘novice’ observer–facial proportions.
14:48 A natural looking loss of volume in the face.
16:45 The Hollywood pressure to remain “youthful,” and A-list clientele pressures.
19:08 The ethics of cosmetic surgery- “A tough call.”
20:53 Celebrity doctors with “loose lips,” and how word gets around.
23:20 Where do the notions of beauty come from today?
26:40 Assuaging a husbands concerns about his wife’s procedure.
28:05 The bi-coastal giant-lip exchange.
29:55 Do repeat procedures become a compulsive and destructive force?
34:40 Going through some photos–”What did they have done?”
35:19 Lindsay Lohan and distorted proportions making someone look prematurely old.
36:58 The three things that age the face prematurely.
37:46 Lara Flynn Boyle and the proportions of beauty.
40:01 The power of marketing and the cosmetic surgery industry.
41:41 The origin of Botox, and it’s impact.
42:41 Men and cosmetic procedure–Kenny Rogers looking feminized .
44:49 People who go for the “un-natural” look and the doctors that don’t say ‘no.’
45:58 Western societies perception of handsomeness vs. non-western society.
49:38 Dr. Reyter’s male patients and trends of procedures.
52:07 Teenagers getting cosmetic procedures.
58:10 Thanks and Goodbye!