Our patients at Advanced Aesthetic Surgery range greatly in age. Since we live in a world in which lines, wrinkles, excess fat, and inelastic skin can be improved through surgical and nonsurgical procedures, more people feel comfortable discussing their cosmetic options at any stage in their lives. With such a wide array of patients seeking to rejuvenate their appearance, our practice is always very busy.
I have definitely noticed certain procedural trends emerge at my Marietta plastic surgery practice, depending on the age of the patient. Female patients in their 20’s are most inclined to desire breast surgery—specifically augmentation. When patients are in their 30’s and 40’s, the focus shifts to mommy makeover and liposuction procedures. Women of this age often desire to restore their bodies to the way they looked before pregnancy and the men want to rid themselves of excess fat that has accumulated in specific body areas, yet is resistant to exercise and diet. BOTOX® Cosmetic is also a popular non-surgical procedure patients in their 30’s and 40’s have been using to address wrinkles and fine lines, and it has a proven track record for success. Non-surgical dermal fillers such as Juvederm® can also be used effectively for patients of varying age in order to reduce signs of fine lines, add volume to facial features and produce an even more dramatic facial rejuvenation. Once patients reach their 50’s and 60’s, if BOTOX® injections are no longer delivering the results they are looking for, they often begin to consider mid-facelift, eyelid surgery, and traditional facelift procedures.
With all this in mind, it is important to remember that each case varies and everything depends on individual circumstances. In my consultations, we’ll explore a range of aspects associated with your goals and specific procedures. The risks for surgery are generally the same for everyone who is healthy, but as one ages, we have to take into consideration the risk of surgery versus the benefit of the procedure. If you have a history of significant heart disease and your cardiologist put you at increased risk for surgery then how important is it really to have a facelift? For younger patients, if your motivation for surgery is to get on the cheer squad at high school… then we have to discuss things. We’ll talk about all the pros and cons of various treatment options, and come up with a solution that will be best for your unique needs – regardless of your age.
To learn more about Dr. Thomas Lintner, Advanced Aesthetic Surgery, and how we can help you achieve your cosmetic or restorative goals at any age, please contact our office today.