Aging may be an unavoidable part of being human, but thanks to ongoing advances in plastic surgery, slowing and even reversing the effects of time is now easier and more effective than ever before. In 2016, Americans spent $16 billion on cosmetic surgery and minimally invasive procedures, a new record. If you’re starting to see the tell-tale signs of aging, you may want to consider having cosmetic surgery. There are many commonly performed facial plastic surgery procedures that can help you achieve a more youthful yet natural-looking appearance.
Your face is the first thing that people see when they look at you. Unfortunately, it’s also the part of your body that is most susceptible to the ravages of time. Jowls, a less-defined chin and an overall loss of skin elasticity are just some of the characteristics of aging that you may see in your face. When it comes to facelifts, it’s better to start sooner rather than later. Small incremental procedures are the key to a natural and younger look. The goal should be to look like you did at some point in your life, not like a completely different person. If performed in your 40s or 50s, the results of a good facelift can last anywhere from 8-10 years.
The eyes are the windows to the soul, as the expression goes. However, when your eyes look tired, droopy or have extra skin around them, your face looks older, perhaps even older than it actually is. Officially known as blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery is one of the easiest ways to reverse the signs of aging. This relatively simple procedure corrects bulges and wrinkles and even sagging eyelids or brows, which can be corrected at the same time. Best of all, results usually last 10-5 years and in some cases much longer. Cutting-edge technology like carbon dioxide lasers are frequently used by surgeons to reduce bruising and swelling and speed up recovery time.
Liposuction can be performed on numerous parts of the body, including the face, neck, torso and legs. When supported by a regular fitness routine, results can last for a few years, leaving you with a more sculpted and younger-looking physique. Facetite, a revolutionary procedure, can gently remove fat while contouring the portions of the face at the same time. Almost half a million people had liposuction in 2016, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. While people often have the procedure after experiencing major weight loss to tighten skin, many patients are also thin and fit. These patients have usually been unable to achieve the results they want through traditional diet and exercise. So whether you want to fine-tune or do more serious contouring, liposuction could help take off years from your the appearance.
Mastopexy, also known as a breast lift, can eliminate breast sagging, as well as decreased breast volume and unevenness. Younger breasts tend to sit higher, be more firm and retain their fullness better than those of older women. Pregnancy, breastfeeding and weight fluctuations can all take a toll on the look and feel of your breasts. As a result, thousands of women successfully have a breast lift each year. The procedure involves removing excess skin and then shifting the nipple and areola into a higher position. While breast lifts do usually leave scars, they are easily hidden by a bra or bathing suit and fade over time. If you don’t experience a significant change in weight or become pregnant, the results can last for decades.
You may not be able to turn back the hands of time, but with the right plastic surgery, you can definitely look and feel younger. Most importantly, your results will look and feel natural enough that many people may not even realize that you’ve had work done. But only you will know about your secret.
Contact us today to schedule your appointment with the renowned plastic surgeon and breast & body specialist Dr. Mark Schusterman. Take your first steps to a more beautiful you.
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