However well one prepares for the aging process, there is just no fountain of youth. As we age, our bodies change – that is simply inevitable. But, it doesn’t mean we can’t contest the process along the way with preventative measures and proactive regimens to help put off the signs of aging. According to the most recent statistics posted from The American Society of Plastic Surgery, patients are focused on different parts of their bodies, at different intervals of age throughout their lives.
The top cosmetic procedures performed for patients in each age category are listed as follows:
Top Cosmetic Procedures Performed on 19 to 34-Year Olds
Over time, age brings confidence, wisdom and experience. But early in one’s life, young adults have yet to acquire some of these traits. Throughout this time, we see many patients who are working towards building confidence and feeling fabulous. So, this age category is the top group for procedures related to breast augmentation. Liposuction, rhinoplasty and hair removal techniques are also popular since body proportion, facial imbalances and smooth skin are important to them as well.
Top Cosmetic Procedures for 35 to 50-Year Olds
During this age category, many women are seeking the perfect balance of agelessness and age appropriate. Their bodies begin to experience certain hormonal and age related changes. But by being proactive and taking advantage of the best treatments, many patients have managed to maintain a timeless appearance without looking like they’ve over done it. For those between 35 and 50, Botulinim Toxin Type A injections – in the form of BOTOX and Dysport – take the prize as the leading cosmetic procedure (almost 1.7M procedures were performed nationally). Most women have completed child bearing and are also seeking breast augmentation, liposuction or tummy tucks. A procedure known as a Mommy Makeover (which includes any combination of all three) is also growing in popularity.
What to Expect for 51 to 64-Year Olds
By the time women reach their 50s and 60s, they begin to experience estrogen hormonal deficiencies that can slow collagen production and overall change the texture and tone of your skin. Many patients begin to notice a slight hooding of the eyelids, loss of facial volume and a reduced elasticity of the skin. This crowd wants to remain competitive and thus is seeking liposuction as the top procedure. However to help stay ahead of the aging process facelifts and eyelid surgery follow close behind.
Don’t Count 65+ Year Olds Out Just Yet!
Almost 10% of all plastic surgery procedures performed was on the age category of 65+. This age group wants to stay in the middle of it and is showing signs of wanting to reduce wrinkles and sagging skin, or simply enhance the results of previous cosmetic medical procedures. Popular procedures performed on the 65+ age group include: facelifts, eyelid surgery and BOTOX or Dysport injections.
Speaking of BOTOX
Botulinum Toxin Type A treatments (BOTOX) are one of the most popular procedures selected for patients in the 35 to 50-Year old age category. However, the wrinkle relaxing treatment actually led every age category across the board in non-surgical procedures. Minimally invasive, BOTOX treatments are quick to be performed, relatively safe and reveal results within just a few days. Since it can be beneficial for the treatment of fine lines between the eyebrows, crow’s feet around the eyes, or other wrinkles on the lips and forehead, it’s no wonder it is such a popular choice – it can even be used to treat migraine headaches.
Taking advantage of today’s proven cosmetic procedures provides for anyone to be beautiful, at any age. To maintain a healthy, vibrant, timeless attitude, it’s important to know what to expect, and how you can improve your appearance no matter what age-related changes may lie ahead. If you are interested in learning more about any of the above mentioned procedures, Dr. Daniel Yamini or Dr. Steven Svhelak would enjoy a consultation with you to help you answer your questions. They are both double-board certified in surgery and plastic surgery and are well known for their compassionate natures, artistic skills and natural-looking results.
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The statistics and information provided in this article was obtained from the 2013 Cosmetic Surgery National Data Bank Statistics compiled from The American Society of Plastic Surgery.