‘I really, genuinely care about looking good,’ Kim Kardashian said in a recent interview with Allure Magazine. And while the reality star refutes rumors of having any plastic surgery, she does admit to getting non-invasive procedures.
To look her best without going under the knife, Kim turns to California-based cosmetic dermatologist, Dr. Simon Ourian. A former sculptor, Dr. Ourian has the creative tools and vision to create walking works of art.
‘When I look at someone’s face, I automatically have in my mind what I can do to improve it and I have been ever since I was a kid,’ Dr. Ourian told DailyMail.com.
To look her best without going under the knife, Kim Kardashian turns to California-based cosmetic dermatologist, Dr. Simon Ourian
A former sculptor, Dr. Simon Ourian, is a master at creating works of art
From performing a non-surgical nose job to contouring the jawline and cheeks, Dr. Ourian – whose clientele includes the Kardashian-Jenner family, models, actors, musicians, and many of the world’s royalty – can do just about any beautifying procedure without a scalpel.
‘Before I became a doctor my background was in art and sculpting, so it was serendipitous that I got into the realm of aesthetic medicine,’ said the sought-after doctor.
‘I liked aesthetics and beautiful things and thought there must be a better way to do this without surgery.’
Dr. Ourian explains that there are three facial features that seem to be universally considered beautiful: symmetry, proportion and healthy skin
While they say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, Dr. Ourian explains that there are three facial features that seem to be universally considered beautiful: symmetry, proportion, and healthy skin.
‘The more the right and left side of the face are symmetrical, the better,’ said the A-list doctor who, thanks to his skills and impressive 3.5 million Instagram followers, has become a celebrity himself.
In addition to symmetry, proportion matters.
‘From the forehead to the chin, the face is divided into thirds (upper, middle and lower). Faces considered attractive tend to possess equal size thirds, and thus are more proportional,’ he explained.
‘All these things are related to us believing that a person is healthy and youthful. It’s been programmed in our head.’
‘From the forehead to the chin, the face is divided into thirds (upper, middle and lower). Faces considered attractive tend to possess equal size thirds, and thus are more proportional,’ explained Dr. Ourian
According to Dr. Ourian, Kim’s face is very symmetrical, with the left and right sides looking almost identical
According to Dr. Ourian, Kim’s face is very symmetrical, with the left and right sides looking almost identical.
‘Her face is also very proportional, and all her individual facial features are very proportional to each other.
‘There’s nothing that you look at that you think is too big or too small, and she has learned how to maintain and take care of it better than anyone else.
‘She has a very clean vision of how a person should look. She takes care of her face.’
Like an artist before he starts to sketch a portrait, Dr. Ourian starts his procedures by measuring the face.
‘What I do with measuring and creating diagrams of the face are what sculptures have done for the past thousands of years,’ explains the expert.
The goal is to create symmetry, which as a former artist, comes naturally to the Persian dermatologist.
‘If someone has a smaller lower face, I try to make it larger to match the upper face; if someone’s forehead is too large, I try to make the face wider to match the length of the face.’
According to Dr. Ourian, non-surgical procedures are becoming a lot more advantageous because they offer similar results to surgery but with a safer outcome.
‘The huge advantage of cosmetic dermatology is that you can pick and choose and make your own menu as you go,’ he said.
Adding: ‘In surgery you wake up and hope everything is going to be ok; when you’re awake in a doctor’s office like mine you work as a team with your doctor. You can say “I like my cheeks the way they are, I want to lift this..”
Dr. Ourian has his own line of skincare products. Shop Left: 3 Step Beauty Ritual, $190; mdo-skin.com. Right: Sheet Mask Power Duo | 10 Sheet Masks, $99; mdo-skin.com
A few of the most requested procedures at his Beverly Hills practice located on 444 N Camden Drive, are cheekbone filler and lip augmentation, as well as facial and body contouring.
Like the rest of the world, Dr. Ourian learned the buzzword “contouring” from Kim’s makeup artist, Mario.
‘We were on a trip together and Mario kept saying the word contouring. I told him we do the same thing permanently and he had no idea. I decided that’s what I’m going to call it: Permanent Contouring.’