People Are Getting Fillers And Botox To Rid Themselves Of 'Resting Bitch Face'
Resting bitch face. It's a term I'm sure you've come across before.
Also known as RBF or bitchy resting face, it's defined as a facial expression that makes a person appear angry or irritated at a time when they are actually relaxed or not intending to express any kind of emotion.
Some people embrace having this, saying it wards off unwanted advances from strangers, but others see it as a negative and want to be more approachable.
And according to a plastic surgeon many people out there are desperately trying to rid themselves of their RBF by paying for procedures.
Dr David Shafer, a certified plastic surgeon from Shafer Plastic Surgery & Laser Center in New York claims that this is a "common request" from his patient.
Speaking to the New York Post, he said: "This is actually a common request from patients - I get several each week.
"They may not always use the words 'resting bitch face' but if I mention RBF, they say 'exactly'."
He went on to explain how he would help people achieve a "pleasant resting look".
To 'cure' the angry expression, doctors would inject fillers and sometimes botox in certain areas in order to make the face appear look fuller, softer and happier.
Areas that are focused on include the sides of the mouth, the skin between the eyebrows and underneath the lips.
The procedure takes around 10 to 20 minutes and can cost between hundreds and thousands of pounds depending on the surgeon carrying out the work and the number of injections used.
The whole thing typically lasts for up to two years.