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What’s the Right Age for Anti-Aging Surgical Solutions?

Posted Jan 21 2011 12:00am

According to many doctors, there really is no correct age for undergoing a rejuvenating surgery like a facelift. While it may seem that only older women are opting for procedures like this, inherited aging tendencies may make you want to schedule surgery before your 50s or 60s.

Ultimately, the right time to have a procedure performed is when an area bothers you enough to do something about it and it can realistically be performed. And because younger skin is firmer and less lax, you’ll probably get a better result if you don’t wait.

In fact, many doctors are performing facial rejuvenation surgery on younger patients than in the past, and there’s good reason. A facelift at a younger agelike in your 40sgives a more natural appearance, and the results may even last longer.

Dr. Leslie H. Stevens, a Plastic Surgeon in Beverly Hills states: “Each and every individual manifests signs of aging at a different rate and manner. Furthermore, chronological age is not in sync with biological age.
One may be ready for a face lift at forty and another not until they are in their sixties. Another advantage of starting early is smaller ‘maintenance’ procedures can be performed as needed. These smaller procedures may involve less down time and cost. There would also be not as drastic or significant change in appearance drawing less attention to oneself once healed.”*



Dr. Steven’s make’s an excellent point. Products such as BOTOX®, and Dermal Fillers (Juvéderm®, Radiesse®, etc.) have allowed both women and men to begin the process of facial rejuvenation at a much earlier age using non-surgical methods that are less invasive, safe, and effective. Many of the newer treatments are components of the body’s natural connective tissue matrix, and not only reduce existing wrinkles but may also prevent the formation of new ones. With effects lasting up to one year for some, look for the continued rise in non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures in patients starting from their late 30′s to early 40′s. 

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