Other plastic surgeons and dermatologists may offer complimentary consultations with an outside makeup artist. W. Grant Stevens, M.D., medical director of Marina Plastic Surgery Associates in Marina Del Rey, California, gives patients a gif certificate to the Makeup Studio of Marilyn Young. There, they get help on minimizing the bruising effects of plastic surgery, and Young will customize concealer colors to their distorted skin tone. Because bruising progresses from purple to yellow, she also encourages clients to come back and have concealer colors adjusted.
In addition, Young has impressive credentials in designing a new makeup once healing is complete. She's worked with celebrities like Jamie Lee Curtis, Morgan Fairchild, Ali MacGraw and George Hamilton for photo sessions and personal appearances (an d has schooled other stars in the art of post-op camouflaging). She swears the right makeup can take seven years off the face--even without surgery.