Cosmetic surgery has gone hand in hand with middle to late aged individuals, most often seen in women well into their fifties, sixties and even beyond. The idea that plastic surgery must come when you reach a certain age is a common misconception and is likely well beyond the time that it is the most beneficial to be performed.
With that said, expert board certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Jason Champagne has put together a timeline for his patients and those seeking out cosmetic surgery to help boost their self-confidence and maintain a healthy appearance. Below are some of the most sought after procedures that help with partly non-genetic and more rather natural aging processes every individual goes through.
Botox and Filler
In order to combat fine lines and wrinkles or thin lips or sunken tear troughs, botox and filler can be performed on anyone over the age of eighteen but is preventative if started as a regularly scheduled procedure in your mid-to-late twenties. In doing so, Botox, when utilized properly, can help slow the appearance of wrinkles. Filler can be used to enhance areas lacking volume or those areas that have lost volume over time and can also be used to smooth wrinkles.
IPLS (Intense Pulse Light - Skin Rejuvenation)
Best for individuals with lighter skin tones who want to rid themselves of sun spots/freckles or dark pigment areas in the skin, IPLs can be performed at any age and typically starts with two or three treatments 3-4 weeks apart followed by annual maintenance treatments.
As we age, excess tissue typically occurs around the eyes as your eyelid skin stretches and the muscle underneath weakens. As a result, the fat surrounding the eye may also begin to bulge causing sagging upper lids and bags under the eyes. This procedure can be performed on individuals as early as their thirties if they have genetically heavy lids.
Facelifts are one of the most prominent known procedures to help take years off an individual's appearance. Mid and lower facelifts can be performed on someone as early as their forties depending on the amount of sagging of the skin.
Just like a facelift, a neck lift helps tighten and pull in the stretched out and sagging skin found under the chin and around the neck. And just like a facelift, this procedure can be performed on patients as early as their forties.
Aging can cause portions of the face to atrophy allowing them to sag and seem deflated. As an alternative to injectable fillers, your own body fat can be used to smooth and plump areas of the face giving you a rejuvenated, more youthful appearance. Typically a fat transfer procedure to replace volume loss is performed for patients beginning in their forties and beyond.
Relating to genetically thinning hair over time, a hair transplantation procedure can be performed on someone as early as their twenties to help combat and restore areas of hair loss or to correct thin, patchy or absent facial hair, Dr. Champagne also performs hair transplantation to the eyebrows, mustache and beard area.
Please contact Dr. Jason Champagne at The Diamond Face Institute to schedule a personalized, confidential consultation. During your consultation, Dr. Champagne will address your goals and answer any questions you may have regarding any of the listed procedures or any other procedures we offer.