Cosmetic Surgery, which has long been thought to be the anti-aging secret of the most beautiful faces in Hollywood, is becoming more and more popular with average Americans. While men and women of all ages are discovering the benefits of cosmetic surgery, interest is growing most quickly among people 50 or older. Botox, facelifts, and other cosmetic procedures are helping a new generation to enjoy looking younger even longer.
, and other cosmetic procedures are helping a new generation to enjoy looking younger even longer.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, about one third of cosmetic procedures are performed for patients aged 50 and over. The fastest growing patient segment is that of people 65 and over. Why the recent surge of interest in anti-aging procedures? People are not only living longer, but realizing that they have many years left of socializing. Additionally, medical advancements have made cosmetic surgeries and inpatient procedures safer for a larger segment of the population in recent years.
There are more anti-aging treatments available today than ever before. New techniques allow plastic surgeons to address a wide range of needs with personalized results. From Botox treatments that can be performed in a few minutes at a doctor’s office to complete facelifts, physicians can offer varying degrees of correction.
When considering options, it’s important for a potential patient of any age to consider recovery time and possible side effects. A Botox treatment, for example, may cause temporary bruising or a headache, but will allow you to return to normal activities almost immediately. A facelift, however, may require several weeks for recovery.
Choosing the Right Cosmetic Surgeon
The first step to getting great results is to choose the right plastic surgeon. A reliable cosmetic surgeon should be board certified and have experience with the specific technique being considered. Before-and-after photos available at the surgeon’s office can also provide a better idea of what kind of results to expect.
Dr. Moulton-Barrett is an experienced cosmetic surgeon providing a variety of anti-aging procedures in Alameda and Brentwood, California. He can help you look and feel your best at any age. Schedule a consultation today to learn more about the opportunities available to you.