Plastic Surgery for Patients of Different Age Groups
By Brian Kobienia, MD, FACS on September 07, 2017
Age can define your appearance in a number of ways. Conversely, age can determine the ideal plastic surgery or cosmetic skin care procedure for your needs. We always take a patient's age and other factors into account at our Edina. This allows us to offer fully customized facial rejuvenation, body contouring, and skin enhancing treatment.
We'd like to consider what cosmetic procedures might be ideal for people at different age groups. The best way to find out how we can help you look your best is to visit our practice for a consultation.
Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery for Minors
Generally, cosmetic surgery is performed on adults, but there are a number of surgical procedures that minors can benefit from.
Plastic surgeons can help address cosmetic issues caused by a cleft palate or other kinds of injuries, for instance. If a child has ears that are very large or that stick out too much, ear pinning or an otoplasty can help prevent self-consciousness and teasing. On top of that, some breathing problems in children might be fixed through a rhinoplasty in certain circumstances.
A minor's suitability for surgery will be determined with his or her parents/guardians during a consultation.
Plastic Surgery During Your 20s
During a person's twenties, major wrinkles are not an issue. Fine lines and issues with skin texture are typically addressed through skin resurfacing, facials, peels, and non-surgical techniques.
It's common for people in their twenties to undergo various cosmetic procedures to enhance their appearance. Rhinoplasty and the use of facial implants may be considered to add character and definition to the face. Patients may undergo breast augmentation surgery to enhance their bustlines. Liposuction is sometimes considered to get rid of stubborn bits of fat.
Plastic Surgery During Your 30s
During a person's thirties, the first serious signs of age become apparent. Fine lines turn to creases, and wrinkles tend to deepen. Around the later thirties, it may be worth it to consider undergoing a facelift or a brow lift to help address lines that become more prominent with time.
The thirties are generally a continuation of the twenties in terms of popular procedures. The goal is to look younger and fitter yet keep results natural all the while.
Plastic Surgery During Your 40s
By the time a person reaches their forties, the signs of age will start to become quite noticeable. Facial lines deepen even further, and the gradual loss of baby fat from the face will lead to a certain amount of drooping or sagging. Facelifts and brow lifts are quite common around this time, as is cosmetic eyelid surgery and the use of cosmetic injectables. For the body, breast lifts for women and chest lifts for men may prove helpful.
Since most women will have finished having child by this time, mommy makeovers may be performed. These body sculpting surgeries help reduce the stretchmarks and sagging associated with pregnancy, childbirth, and subsequent weight loss.
Plastic Surgery From Age 50 and Onward
By the fifties and into a person's golden years, the effects of age will continue to become more pronounced, particularly around the jowls and the neckline. This is when it's a good idea to consider lower face lifts and neck lifts. This will help improve the tightness of skin and general suppleness of the lower portion of the face.
Additional cosmetic procedures will need to be considered on a case-by-case basis since the health and wellness of a patient is extremely important to consider, especially if the patient is in their golden years.
Learn More About Plastic Surgery Procedures
If you would like more information on your options for aesthetic enhancement, be sure to contact our cosmetic plastic surgery center today. We will work closely with your to improve your appearance and help you look your very best.
"I am grateful for how easy and comfortable you made me feel at every appointment and every surgery, but most of all I am thankful for all you do and have done for me."- Sandy