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Plastic Surgery Through the Ages: 40s, 50s, and Beyond

Photo - 40:50s womenAs discussed in our previous blog post about plastic surgery in the teenage years, 20s, and 30s, younger patients tend to show interest in such options as reconstruction, cosmetic enhancement, body contouring, and skin treatments. Our plastic surgeon has found that people in their 40s, 50s, and older tend to seek the help of a surgeon for more advanced solutions to combat aging.

Patients in their 40s, for instance, typically have concerns about sagging skin, wrinkles, and fine lines on the face that make them appear older than they feel. This age group also tends to desire an improved body shape. Popular procedures include facelift, eyelid and brow lift, tummy tuck, breast augmentation and lift, and injectables.

As patients enter their 50s, they often wish to undergo procedures to help them age more gracefully. With deep wrinkles and skin folds becoming more noticeable, facial plastic surgery and skin rejuvenation are common treatment options for many people in this age group. Body contouring is also favored by those in their 50s or older, since people want to achieve a more attractive and youthful shape. Popular procedures for these more advanced patients include lifting procedures (i.e. facelift, neck lift, brow lift, eyelid surgery), as well as tummy tuck and liposuction.

If you are considering plastic surgery, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon to learn more about how you can reach your aesthetic goals.

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