Dr JSK Video interview with Bondi Beauty TV's Renae Leith-Manos on "A plastic surgeons tips to naturally improve looks" view this video and more from Bondi Beauty Bondi Beauty
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Renae: I’m here with Dr. James Southwell-Keely from Darling Point who is a plastic surgeon who has come to lift the veil on all things plastic surgery and explain what everything is. Now, welcome.
James: Thank you. Thank you so much.
Renae: And what I want you to tell us is maybe five, if we can come up with them, but a few ways to enhance your appearance. You were talking about keeping your teeth clean, maybe your hairstyle. What are some things that we can do in everyday life to, you know, keep ourselves as fresh and young as possible?
James: So you’ve already said a couple of...
James: ...very obvious ones there but very good ones. So, bad teeth don’t look great.
James: [inaudible 00:43] getting your teeth fixed are very expensive but certainly whitening them will freshen up [inaudible 00:47].
Renae: I had mine done by zoom.
Renae: Really good.
James: Look how good that is.
Renae: I know. It was great. Really good experience. So I recommend it.
James: Yeah. There you go.
James: Hair is another...
Renae: So what should we do with our hair?
James: Well, look after your hair.
Renae: How for men, if they’re losing it…because…
James: It is. It is, but you can change your hairstyle.
James: Or shave it.
Renae: Yeah. Okay. Go for that Bruce Willis look.
James: Bruce Willis look. He’s kind of timeless.
Renae: Yeah, he gets away with it.
James: A lot of people get away with it.
Renae: Yeah. Okay.
James: I like that. Very good.
Renae: There was an article in The Telegraph a couple of weeks ago where it mentioned a lot of people who don’t age, celebrities who don’t age, like Judie Dench, like Christie Brinkley, like Elle Macpherson, and it was saying that sure, you know, they’ve had some [inaudible 01:29] their hairstyle they’ve generally kept the same from, say, their twenties, which does something to the eye or something so that you still relate to them as being younger. What do you think?
James: I think that’s probably a really good suggestion but I’d also suggest that it might have taken Elle Macpherson’s hairstylist an hour…
Renae: [inaudible 01:49].
James: …back in the day, and now it might take a few more hours. So as we age, every part of us ages and having your [inaudible 01:57] look as good as it can takes time.
Renae: And another tip that you can give us?
James: Makeup. So, you’ve got to adjust your makeup. As you get older, you’ve got to highlight the highlight-able features of your skin and your face and you want to detract from those that are aging.
Renae: We talk a lot about changing your foundation for women. [inaudible 02:16] same products. A lot of women keep the same products from their twenties to their forties and that’s not a good idea.
James: No. No. Change your products with changing ages and stages of life.
Renae: And what about glasses? Men particularly seem to get, you know, case in point, you look great in glasses but a lot of men get really anxious about having to wear glasses because I’m single when you go on a date and they go, oh you know I wear glasses. It’s like, so what? But what do you think? Should we all be getting contact lenses or…? I had laser. There you go.
James: Look, I’ve considered laser and I’m waiting for ten-, twenty-, thirty-plus year data to say that it’s safe.
Renae: Oh gosh.
James: And I’m sure it is. It’s like a 1 in 10, 1 in 100, maybe more, 1 in a 100,000, chance of a problem. I [inaudible 02:58] with my eyes. So I [inaudible 03:02] my work every day.
James: But look, glasses are great.
Renae: Yeah, I agree.
James: It’s just a fashion thing, you know?
James: I didn’t need them until I was sort of mid-twenties and I was a little bit upset when I had to get them but now that I have them, it’s just a part of life.
Renae: And as a doctor, it’s kind of cool.
James: It’s kind of…yeah.
Renae: Makes you look smarter.
Renae: Not that you’re not but…
James: Everything helps.
Renae: And sunscreen. Do we still need sunscreen as we get older?
Renae: Are you wearing it today?
James: I’m always wearing it.
James: Yeah. [inaudible 03:29]
Renae: And what do you wear? What’s your favourite sunscreen? Can we ask you that?
James: It’s nothing fancy.
Renae: That’s what we want to hear.
James: Good. Skin Cancer Council.
Renae: Excellent. That’s a really good product.
Renae: It’s endorsed by them. We know it works.
James: Has to.
Renae: Fantastic. Well, thank you for coming to talk to us today.
James: Absolute pleasure.
Renae: The world of plastic surgery is so interesting. We might invite you back again.
James: It would be my pleasure.
Renae: When there’s some breakthroughs and, you know, we’d love to hear what’s happening, and we loved your input on all the celebrities out there. Thank you.
James: Any time.
James: Any time.
Renae: See you soon.