This is a question we hear often at Costhetics, but the answer is complicated. Depending on each patient’s physical characteristics, overall health, and aesthetic needs, some procedures may be more or less appropriate. Cosmetic surgery for the nose and ears, for example, is appropriate for younger patients. On the other hand, breast augmentation, facial surgery, dermal fillers, and other treatments are more suitable for older patients.

In this article, we look at cosmetic enhancement “through the ages” and highlight some of the procedures most commonly performed on people in different age groups.

Cosmetic treatments in your 20’s

Just barely out of their youth, twenty-something’s are years away from concerns associated with ageing.They can focus on treatments aimed at improving a specific area of the face or body. Skin care treatments such as dermabrasion are extremely popular, as are minimally invasivetreatments to reduce acne scars, reverse sun damage, and generally maintain the health and texture of skin.

Cosmetic treatments and procedures in your 30’s

Men and women in their 30’s begin to see evidence that time is passing. Fine lines and wrinkles begin to appear on the face, but non-invasive treatments can be effective solutions at this age. Among the most common:

  •  Chemical peels/microdermabrasion
  • Laser skin resurfacing
  • Laser skin tightening
  • Injectable treatments

Diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes (no smoking, a good beauty regimen) can be very effective at stopping the effects of ageing on the body. However, as people move through their 30’s, their metabolism slows. Stubborn “belly fat” begins to be a problem at this age. Similarly, women who have had children often find it difficult to regain their pre-pregnancy figures.

Body contouring treatments target problem areas and can effectively tighten sagging skin. The most common procedures for thirty-something’s are:

Cosmetic treatments and procedures in your 40’s

During this decade, the face and the body begin to age in earnest. Skin loses its elasticity and facial fat volume decreases. Wrinkles become more evident, and brows begin to sag. Appropriate treatments to rejuvenate the face include:

While the face is showing its age, so is the body. A woman’s breasts begin to droop and lose volume, and both genders accumulate excess body fat. Good solutions for these problems include:

Cellulite, varicose veins, spider veins, and stretch marks are a common problem among patients in their 40s. They can choose among:

  •  Cellulite reduction treatments
  • Stretch mark removal
  • Varicose vein removal

Cosmetic surgery in your 50’s

Folds, deep wrinkles, and sagging skin in the facial area present the biggest problems for men and women in their 50’s. Facelift surgery can yield dramatic improvements and rejuvenation, particularly when performed in combination with other procedures and skin treatments such as:

Cosmetic surgery in your 60’s and 70’s

Retirees entering their golden years want to look and feel as good as they did in their youth, and they can! People who are in generally good health can take advantage of a wide range of procedures and treatments to tighten sagging skin, diminish wrinkles, raise drooping brows, reduce body fat, etc.:

Whatever age you may be, seek the counsel of a skilled doctor or surgeon. He or she will assess your physical health, discuss your concerns and review your expectations before recommending the best treatments and procedures to help you achieve your goals.

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