Think You’re Too Old for Plastic Surgery? Think Again
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Plastic surgery is often chosen by individuals between the ages of 18 and 70 to correct age-related cosmetic issues and those that have existed since childhood.
Some of the most common plastic surgery sought by young patients include:
- Rhinoplasty – Cosmetic nose surgery
- Otoplasty – Cosmetic ear surgery
- Gynecomastia correction – Male breast reduction
- Breast augmentation (implant placement) – To increase the size of small breasts
- Breast reduction surgery – To reduce the size of overly large breasts
Except for breast augmentation, which is long lasting, these cosmetic surgeries provide permanent results. However, weight fluctuations may affect the outcome of gynecomastia surgery and breast reduction surgery.
In the past, plastic surgery to treat common signs of aging was most popular among women in their 40s and 50s. However, with all the non-surgical cosmetic interventions available, many women are postponing invasive plastic surgery well into their 60s or 70s.
Why Should Someone Over the Age of 60 Consider Plastic Surgery?
Whether you are a man or a woman, if you are in good health, it may never be too late to seek cosmetic surgery to improve your appearance and turn back the clock on your face or body.
Even if you have long-standing concerns like a large or crooked nose, protruding ears, or gynecomastia and have never gotten around to fixing these issues, there is absolutely nothing preventing you from addressing them now.
When you stop to think about how much longer we are living today as opposed to 50 years ago, it makes a lot of sense to preserve or restore our appearance, especially for those aging individuals who remain physically and socially active.
Plastic Surgery Procedures for Older Individuals
Non-surgical cosmetic treatments can effectively delay the appearance of several cosmetic problems caused by aging.
However, while everyone ages differently, the two areas that often first show signs of aging are often the eyes and the neck.
- Neck lift surgery – This procedure can eliminate wrinkles and loose skin on the neck and remove pockets of fat under the chin.
- Blepharoplasty – Also known as eyelid surgery, this procedure can tighten loose, droopy skin on the upper and lower eyelids for eyes that appear more alert and engaged.
While there are now some effective non-surgical options to treat loose skin on the neck, the eyes are harder to treat in this manner.
Body procedures are also popular to restore a more youthful figure and often include the following:
- Breast implants – If you have lost volume in your breasts over the years, breast augmentation may be a solution if you have retained a certain amount of firmness. Otherwise, you may require a breast lift as well.
- Breast lift surgery – If you have concerns about sagging breasts but are happy with their size, this procedure can reposition your breasts and nipples for a firm and perky bust.
Facelift Surgery After 60
Finally, as the MVP of age-defying cosmetic surgery, the facelift can make you look significantly younger and, like many of the other (non-permanent) surgical procedures mentioned, can last a decade or more.
A facelift often includes a neck lift, and you may want to add eyelid surgery for complete facial rejuvenation.
Many facelift options are available today, and one is sure to meet your needs.
Age-Related Cosmetic Surgery in Smithtown, NY
Dr. David Pincus is the most highly sought after, board-certified plastic surgeon offering a wide range of plastic surgery procedures in Smithtown, New York, and is committed to helping men and women look their very best.
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Imagine looking better in your 70s than you did in your fifties. It’s possible!