Our bodies change as we age. Skin loses elasticity, and bulges appear where we used to be toned. Diet and exercise can help with overall maintenance to a point, but cosmetic surgery can benefit your appearance as you grow older. The question of when to undergo a procedure depends upon various factors, from age to areas of the face and body you wish to improve.
While there is no set age for when a person can opt for aesthetic cosmetic surgery, some procedures may be better suited when you reach a certain age.
Cosmetic Surgery Over 30
Women in their thirties may begin to show signs of aging in their faces if they are genetically inclined, or if they spend a lot of time in the sun. This is typically the time where women, and even men, consider minor procedures like Botox and facial fillers to smooth out prominent lines and wrinkles.
The thirties are also a peak period for motherhood. Postpartum women may consider “mommy makeover” procedures to help restore their bodies to pre-pregnancy shape. This may include a tummy tuck and breast augmentation.
Cosmetic Surgery Over 40
In our forties, we focus on our careers and are mindful of how we present ourselves. It’s a prime period for job changes, which means interviews where we must look our best. This is a good time to consider procedures that offer long term benefits. The Sidelaze laser treatment targets the neck and jowl area, tightening the skin and defining your chin and jaw. This procedure helps firm your face and present a more youthful appearance.
As we age, we see it in our eyes, specifically our lids. Blepharoplasty works to eliminate the “tired eye” look and lifts hooded eyelids. Your face can appear livelier, perfect for video calls and face-to-face meetings.
Cosmetic Surgery Over 50
Middle age is when most people consider some kind of cosmetic procedure to help slow the outward appearance of aging. After 50, skin may lose elasticity and weight gained may be more difficult to lose. Body sculpting treatments such as liposuction and breast lifts help maintain one’s youthful shape. Anti-cellulite procedures designed to improve the skin and get rid of that dimpled, orange-rind texture are also popular with older patients. As for facial treatments, you may consider a face lift or brow lift to smooth out the face/neck and the forehead.
Whenever you decide to undergo cosmetic surgery, Dr. Mark Kanter of Peninsula Cosmetic Surgery is ready to consult with you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and learn more about the different treatments we offer to improve your appearance.