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What Surgery Is Appropriate For Your Age?

What Surgery Is Appropriate For Your Age?

Posted by Dr. Litner and Dr. Solieman on August 3rd, 2016

How Old Are You? Which Surgery Is Best For You?

With media constantly reporting the newest innovations in aesthetic medicine, more and more people are opting for cosmetic surgery. Surgical and minimally-invasive techniques are being refined at a rapid rate, resulting in safer and more effective rejuvenation treatments.

But what procedure is best for what age? The answer depends on the condition of your skin, your facial structure, and your aesthetic goals. For example, eyelid surgery may beneficial for an individual in his or her 30s, but it may be an inappropriate solution for another person of the same age. In addition, the aging process is not necessarily uniform–you may see fine lines etched your forehead, but enjoy a youthful plumpness and volume in the mid-face region.

Lifestyle, habits, and genetics work together to determine how our skin will fare as it ages. However, there are some general guidelines that can help you decide if it is the right time to consider cosmetic surgery.

Procedure Why People Request It The Age Range It Most Benefits
Browlift To improve sagging skin in the brow and forehead region 40s to 60s, when wrinkles become prominent. Younger candidates who have inherited a heavy brow may also benefit.
Eyelid Surgery To reduce excess skin around the eyelids and make the eyes look more alert 30s to 40s, or when sagging skin is noticeable.
Facelift or Neck Lift To tighten and lift the sagging skin 40s to 50s, when the skin shows signs of laxity. Different facelift techniques can be used depending on the condition of the skin. Full traditional facelifts are typically done on the older end of the age range, while mini facelifts are excellent for those with earlier signs of aging.
Fat Transfer To fill in hollow eyes and correct dark circles 20s to 50+. Although sunken-looking eyes is associated with aging, some individuals have a genetic predisposition to dark circles and less fat content in the under eye area. A fat transfer can rejuvenate the eye area on both younger and older patients
Rhinoplasty To modify the shape and size of the nose 16+, when the nose has reached its adult size.
Non-surgical complements To relax and smooth lines (relaxants)
To adds volume (dermal fillers)
Late 20s – 40s. On younger individuals, relaxants may help delay wrinkle formation. Fillers may be useful to even out facial asymmetries.

Your Plastic Surgery Consultation with Profiles Beverly Hills

The decision to undergo plastic surgery is not a light one. It is important to consult with an experienced and skilled board certified facial plastic surgeon who can make an honest and ethical assessment. Drs. Litner and Solieman are world renowned plastic surgeons who have worked with patients of all ages; they understand the subtleties involved in designing an individual cosmetic treatment plan. Contact our Los Angeles office today to schedule a consultation.

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