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What Age is the Right Age for Plastic Surgery?

Is it the right time for plastic surgery? Here at Hunstad Kortesis Bharti Plastic Surgery + MedSpa, we work with patients at every age and every stage of life. If you’re ready to make a change in your appearance, whether you’re a teen or a grandma, we’re ready to help you. Call us today at 704-659-9000 to schedule your consultation.

Patients in their 20s typically want different treatments than patients in their 30s, 40s, or beyond. Today, let’s take a look at the most popular procedures for every age. Are your “wishlist” surgeries consistent with your age group?

The Teens

Cosmetic surgery is rare in the teenage population (this age group accounts for only 4% of all cosmetic surgical procedures performed each year). Many plastic surgery procedures are best performed once the body has reached its full adult size. Rhinoplasty (also known as a nose job) is a popular choice with older teen patients. Girls typically reach their adult size at 14-15 while males take about a year or two longer. In 2013 more than 30,000 rhinoplasty procedures were performed on teens in the U.S. (about 50% of all cosmetic surgical procedures performed). Male breast reduction is another popular procedure for male teens.

The 20s

Rhinoplasty continues to be popular amongst patients in their 20s. Almost 70,000 rhinoplasties were performed on patients 20-29 in the U.S. during 2013. However, the most popular procedure for this age group by far is breast augmentation. Saline implants are the only option for late teen breast augmentation patients, but both saline and silicone can be used on patients aged 21 and up.

The 30s

The 30s are the decade of Botox with the number of Botox treatments performed jumping to more than 1 million per year for this age group. As far as surgical procedures are concerned, liposuction is a popular choice and breast augmentation remains popular.

Women that have finished having children often opt for a Mommy Makeover, a customized set of procedures to restore the body to its pre-pregnancy shape. Procedures like liposuction, a tummy tuck, and breast lift surgery are often performed together for a rejuvenated new look for mommy.

The 40s and Early 50s

The signs of aging might be starting to appear in the 30s, but by the 40s and early 50s, aging is moving full speed ahead. Patients in this age group like procedures that help them retain their youthful looks. Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) is the most popular procedure for this age and is a great way to give yourself a rejuvenated appearance. Some might even opt for a MACS lift, a 90 minute facelift with no incision behind the ear. Preventative maintenance during this age can help you avoid more extensive surgeries later on.

55 and Beyond

You can still look great after 50. The facelift is the most popular procedure for patients over 55. Botox and dermal fillers remain popular as well with more than 1.4 million yearly Botox treatments and more than 800,000 dermal filler treatments.

Whatever your age, look your best. Come see us at Hunstad Kortesis Bharti Plastic Surgery + MedSpa!