06 Sep Aging, Wrinkles & Sagging Skin: How Plastic Surgery Can Erase 10 Years
The Secret To Graceful Aging
Wrinkles, sagging skin, and age spots can put a damper on getting older. But finding an excellent plastic surgeon could be the secret to aging gracefully. Although everyone ages, plastic surgery can erase 10 years or more off a person’s appearance.
What causes wrinkles?
Everyone gets older. Looking older, however, can be optional. Most people get some wrinkles. But how well a person ages can be a combination of lifestyle habits and simple genetics. Drinking lots of water, quitting smoking, and regular exercise can all make a person look younger. But what happens when wrinkles show up anyway?
Options for younger patients
Between ages 20-40, many people can stave off wrinkles with noninvasive treatments. Botulinum toxin injections and dermal fillers are popular options for getting rid of wrinkles in the face. During this period as well, people may opt for surgeries such as a breast augmentation or liposuction.
What to do in your 40s and 50s
When people reach ages 40-60, one common complaint is wrinkles around the eyes. As people lose collagen in the face, the eyes may look more sunken in and skin may sag. Around this age, popular plastic surgery procedures include eyelid rejuvenation. Patients may also want a tummy tuck operation to achieve a flatter stomach. People in this age range can also continue getting botulinum toxin injections, dermal fillers, or liposuction.
In your 60s and beyond
As people pass the 60th birthday, complaints of sagging skin get more and more common. Thankfully, there are a range of treatments that can make people look significantly younger. Facelifts, neck lifts and arm lifts are all popular options to help people achieve a more youthful appearance.
Additional treatment options
At any age, patients may also get a treatment called laser skin resurfacing. With skin resurfacing, a plastic surgeon uses a focused beam of light to destroy the damaged outer layer of skin cells. As this outer layer is removed, blemishes, scars, and fine lines start to disappear. People may have this treatment on the face or on other parts of the body. Laser skin resurfacing is a less invasive treatment that still offers excellent anti-aging results.
How to choose a plastic surgeon
Once a patient has decided to have cosmetic surgery, the next step is choosing an excellent surgeon. Look for someone who is board-certified and has a track record of excellent patient outcomes. Speak with a healthcare provider to learn more about anti-aging treatments.