Can cosmetic surgery be used to cure RBF?

facial fillers for Resting Bitch Face

It’s never long before a new cosmetic surgery trend pops up and this time it’s targeting RBF, commonly known as Resting Bitch Face. Supposedly, women in America are flocking to cosmetic surgeons to help them eliminate this ‘problem’.

So, what exactly does treatment for RBF consist of and why is it suddenly becoming a popular request for surgeons?

What is Resting Bitch Face?

RBF is the term given to women who have a naturally angry looking expression. It makes you appear unapproachable and moody, when you feel anything but. Look online and you’ll find hundreds of memes all dedicated to the resting bitch face. While it used to be seen almost like a badge of honour, women are starting to realise the downsides it can produce.

How are cosmetic surgeons fixing it?

Recently, a cosmetic surgeon in America claims that he has seen a significant increase in the number of women wanting to fix their resting bitch face. So, what type of approach would this involve?

The good news for those interested in fixing their resting bitch face is that treatment usually consists of facial fillers and/or anti-wrinkle injections. These temporary injectable treatments are injected into the face and each session takes around 20 minutes to complete.

Permanent frown lines in the upper third of the face can be smoothed with anti-wrinkle injections, while dermal fillers can restore volume which softens and lifts the mid-face area.

The main aim of this procedure is to reverse a naturally-downturned mouth and this can be achieved by combining dermal fillers with anti-wrinkle injections in the lower third.

What’s driving the trend?

Surgeons claim a shift in focus from the upper part of the face to the lower section is a main driving force behind the trend. Celebrities such as Kim Kardashian are said to be responsible for this.

Another factor contributing to the popularity of the treatment is selfies. When you’re looking down at your phone, it can make resting bitch face appear more prominent. This then leads patients to seek treatment.

People naturally gravitate toward others who appear happy. So, having a resting bitch face can definitely have an impact on a patient’s life. The fact it can be rectified so easily is also driving more women than ever before to seek the treatment.

If you’re interested in finding out more about what can be achieved with facial aesthetic treatments such as facial fillers and anti-wrinkle injections, call 020 7183 1559 to arrange a consultation with leading London plastic surgeon Mr Paul Tulley.