The Face of the Future

Over 250 Facial Plastic Surgeons from Around the World Gather in San Diego to Explore the Facial Trends of the New Millennium

San Diego, CA, February 15, 2000 – Elizabeth Hurley, George Clooney and Pierce Brosnan are the ideal face of beauty for the new millennium, according to a recent survey conducted by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS). In an effort to uncover the facial trends of the future, the AAFPRS surveyed its members – facial plastic surgeons – to provide their patients’ views and their own views on “beauty.” To further explore the perceptions of beauty and how it relates to the future of facial plastic surgery, the AAFPRS is hosting a Face of the Millennium Forum on February 16th at 5:00 p.m.

During this unique forum, experts will address past, present and future trends in facial beauty. The panel will be lead by J. Regan Thomas, MD – facial plastic surgeon and past president of the AAFPRS – and will include the following specialists:

  • Celebrity portraiture Colleen Ross – A nationally acclaimed painter who has painted the portraits of high profile celebrities, including Brooke Shields, Jane Seymour and Delta Burke. Ross will discuss beauty through portraiture and how beauty reflects the individuality of a person.
  • Biology/evolution expert Randy Thornhill, Ph.D. – A Professor of Biology at the University of New Mexico, who has been studying biology and the evolution of human behavior for over 30 years, Dr. Thornhill will explore the evolution of physical beauty and its relationship to human sexual attractiveness and sexual selection.
  • Professional makeup artist for motion pictures, television and print Marvin Westmore – A leading medical makeup artist who has worked his magic on major movie stars by concealing their temporary skin discolorations that were a result of aesthetic surgery. Westmore will discuss how makeup and fashion play a key role in the baby boomers’ quest to “turn the clock back” and recapture the more attractive elements of their younger years.

The Face of the Millennium Forum is part of an exciting four-day aging face course, Rejuvenation 2000: A Face Odyssey, hosted by the Education and Research Foundation of the AAFPRS. The course aims to showcase and teach the trend-setting techniques in facial skin resurfacing and rejuvenation.

Rejuvenation 2000: A Face Odyssey will take place at the Hotel del Coronado, Coronado Island, CA from February 16-20, 2000.