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How is that “Snatched” Look working out for you?

Published on March 4, 2024

In recent years, the beauty and cosmetic surgery industries have seen the emergence of a new trend aiming for what’s colloquially known as the “snatched” look. This term, which originally gained popularity in the fashion and beauty communities, refers to a highly defined facial aesthetic characterized by sharp contours, a sculpted jawline, high cheekbones, and a sleek, toned appearance. As this trend has skyrocketed in popularity, it’s increasingly influencing the decisions of individuals considering facial cosmetic surgery.

Origins and Influences

The “snatched” aesthetic has roots in the world of celebrity culture and social media, where influencers and public figures showcase looks that seem almost sculpted by the hands of time. The proliferation of photo and video editing apps has also played a significant role, allowing users to experiment with their appearances digitally and seek cosmetic solutions to achieve their idealized selves in real life.

Popular Procedures for a “Snatched” Look

Several cosmetic procedures, both surgical and non-surgical, are sought after by individuals looking to achieve this distinctive look. Some of the most popular include:

  • Rhinoplasty: Also known as a nose job, this procedure can create a more defined nasal profile and better facial harmony.
  • Buccal Fat Removal: This surgery involves removing fat from the cheeks to achieve a more contoured and chiseled facial appearance.
  • Fillers and Botox: Injectables are used to add volume to areas like the cheeks and lips while smoothing out wrinkles and fine lines for a more youthful, sculpted look.
  • Facelifts and Neck Lifts: These procedures aim to tighten the skin and reduce sagging, contributing to a more defined jawline and overall facial structure.
  • Thread Lifts: A minimally invasive alternative to traditional facelifts, thread lifts use dissolvable threads to pull and tighten the facial skin.
  • Forehead and Eyelid Surgery: These surgeries are directed at making the eyes for dramatic, reducing bags and folds.

Considerations and Controversies

While the “snatched” look is highly coveted, it’s essential for individuals to approach the trend with caution. In most cases, the effect is overdone and only appear at its best with filters on social media posts. Critics argue that the pursuit of such a specific aesthetic ideal can perpetuate unrealistic beauty standards and exacerbate issues with body image and self-esteem. Moreover, as with any cosmetic procedure, there are risks involved, and the outcomes can vary depending on individual factors like skin type, age, and overall health.

Dr. Steinsapir has been seeing increasing numbers of patients needing to be fixed after over aggressive temple lifts, brow lifts and eyelid surgery performed to give them the “snatched” look. Some of the lifts leave the face looking unnatural and less than satisfactory. The good news is that there is help for reversing this harm. Contact us today to schedule a one on one, in person consultation with Dr. Steinsapir to learn your best options. In some cases, help may be as simple as a thoughtful filler service. In other cases, a unique aesthetic reconstruction is needed to restore your appearance. There is no formula for this. Rather, you need  an individualized approach to address your concerns in a natural way that enhances your appearance.

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About Dr. Steinsapir

Dr. Steinsapir is a board-certified eye surgeon and fellowship trained in oculoplastic surgery and cosmetic surgery in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills where he specializes in balanced facial cosmetic surgery for natural results, with an emphasis on minimally invasive techniques, fast recovery time, and leadership in medical technology. Dr. Steinsapir has a private practice in Beverly Hills and also serves as a volunteer faculty at the Jules Stein Eye Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Contact us today to learn how Dr. Steinsapir’s can make a difference for you.