5 Ways To Beat Nature And Achieve The Look Of A V-shaped Face Like Korean Celebrities’
Female Korean celebrities are famous for having small and thin V-shaped faces. Of course, as celebrities, they probably had access to personal trainers and nutritionists to help them manage their weight, which could certainly assist them in achieving their image goals.
Korean singer IU
Furthermore, South Korea has increasingly made an impression on the rest of the world with their relatively open attitude towards cosmetics surgery. Many Korean celebrities also use surgical methods in order to achieve a thinner silhouette for their faces, such as Korean boyband Z:EA’s Hwang Kwanghee.
Source; Korean idol Hwang Kwanghee
For us non-celebrities, though, are there ways we could explore to get V-shaped faces without going that far? We’ve compiled some methods that might help you get the upper hand over nature, and achieve that coveted V-shaped face.
Credits: Son Hoang Tran / Shutterstock.com; Korean idol Sandara Park
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Contouring has been every makeup artist’s secret for a long time, but only became a huge hit among casual makeup users within the past decade or so. It’s a quick and easy way to make your face look slimmer and more defined. Here in Singapore, however, it doesn’t seem to have caught on as much as it has in America – but why not be the trailblazer?
This makeup technique has you highlighting points of your face where light hits the most, and darkening areas that are usually covered in shadows. When everything is blended out, it creates the illusion of increased facial definition, which includes sharpening your jawline.
Contouring kits can be bought from drugstore brand or high-end brands, so it’s not difficult to go out and try it for yourself. Using this method, however, your V-shaped face will obviously only last as long as your makeup does.
2. Facial massagers
They may look quirky, but some people swear by them. These facial massagers can be found at Daiso, Japan Home, or even stores in your neighbourhood. They are usually extremely affordable, and can be fun to use as well!
Apparently, the massaging action will help with microcirculation and lymphatic drainage, which will generally visibly decrease any puffiness, water retention or bloating in the face. This means that while you may see instant results after a good round of massage, they are usually only temporary.
3. Surgical restructuring
Now this is an intense method. Originally developed to reconstruct damaged bone structure of victims of mechanical accidents, facial restructuring has now gained a lot of popularity and fame in South Korea. The spread of Korean pop culture has also increased general awareness of this type of surgery worldwide.
This method is certainly not for the faint-hearted. Surgeons will have to access your jaw via an incision made inside the mouth so there will be no external scars, and physically shave it into a smaller size.
Other facial parts can be contoured using this method as well, such as the cheekbones, forehead, nose, and so on. Needless to say, proper medical evaluation must be done for each patient before the decision to go ahead with the procedure.
You don’t have to fly to South Korea if you want to do this. There are clinics in Singapore that offer this service as well, but as this is a surgery requiring general anaesthesia, you can expect the fees to run into the thousands. However, once you get past the inconvenient and uncomfortable recovery period, you are guaranteed to get instant and permanent results.
4. Face lift masks
If you thought facial massagers looked quirky, you haven’t seen this one. This looks like a combination of a chin strap, a face mask, and a head brace, but what it actually does is to apply pressure onto your chin and jaw area in order to slim it down.
The rationale behind these types of masks is that the pressure applied on the relevant areas helps to stimulate blood flow, which is similar to how facial massagers are supposed to work, mentioned above. It also feels significantly tighter, and some users may find it more uncomfortable than traditional facial massagers.
5. Venus Freeze Face
From the name it might sound as if this treatment isn’t relevant to facial contouring, but “Freeze Face” actually means to freeze the face in its youthful state, which necessarily includes keeping it looking as contoured as possible.
The treatment targets ageing, saggy skin, or those that are starting to develop fine lines and wrinkles. It is said to provide instant face contouring, tightening the skin and improving its firmness, thereby also reducing wrinkles.
How does it do that? It’s a non-invasive treatment powered multi-polar radio frequency (RF) with pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF), in order to penetrate deeply, but comfortably and safely into the skin. Thermal-magnetic rejuvenation technology also stimulates collagen production and elastin fibres for increased firmness.
What this means is that you’ll be able to achieve visible results within one session, through a painless, non-invasive way!
The treatment is also safe. All the technology used is FDA-approved, as Venus Freeze Face uses the same technology as the Venus Freeze body treatment (reviewed by Daily Vanity here).
Venus Freeze Face has even been recommended by many Hollywood celebrities and aesthetic doctors. Cara Delevingne has said of the treatment:
My skin gets worse during the [fashion] shows because of all the traveling, so I prepare at the beginning of the season by having Venus Freeze Face Lift Facial, which zaps heat into your skin. You come out with plump skin because it helps to create collagen.
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