The Good Age Guide to Cosmetic Surgery

Plastic surgery trends may vary from year to year, but the popularity of procedures tends to be consistent among various age groups over time. While the reasons for seeking plastic surgery are highly personal and individualised, the changes that the body undergoes are relatively similar among people within the same age groups. As a result, specific procedures have consistently been popular among each age group over the last several years.

Young Adults and Their Noses

Young adults in their late teens and very early 20s may have thoughts about other areas of their body that they would like to alter or improve; however, one of the most popular procedures among this age group is rhinoplasty or nose surgery. The nose is the one part of the body that changes very little once you are fully grown. Thus, if you don’t like it, exercise, diet, or changing your lifestyle simply won’t change it. Rhinoplasty, however, will. Young adults may use rhinoplasty not only to alter the appearance of the nose but also to improve breathing in those with a deviated septum.

Women in Their 20s

Before she turns 20, a woman’s breasts are fully formed in both size and shape. However, many women in their 20s then go on to have children, or they may experience weight fluctuations due to lifestyle or other changes. The results of both pregnancy and weight fluctuations are often unpredictable changes in the size and shape of the breasts. The breasts may begin to sag or appear deflated after pregnancy and weight changes. Like most of us, these women want to look and feel great. As a result, breast augmentation tends to be very popular among women in their 20s.

Men and Women in Their 30s

Once we reach our 30s, the metabolism has begun to slow, and hormone levels begin to shift. The ability of the body to build muscle and reduce fat slows and fat may become deposited less evenly across the body, also, being harder to burn off. Therefore, liposuction is a very popular procedure among men and women in their 30s.

Women are also more likely to seek out a mummy makeover in their 30s if they have had pregnancies and are done adding to their families. Mummy Makeover surgical centre Dr Scamp can restore a woman’s breasts to their pre-pregnancy state, or better, flatten and shape their tummies, and address unsightly fat deposits.

Men and Women in Their 40s through Mid 50s

In their 40s and early to mid-50s, men and women begin to see more signs of ageing, particularly around the eyes, mouth, and across the forehead. Men and women in this age group are often part of the workforce and seeking to stay competitive against younger employees trying to get ahead. Blepharoplasty and injectable treatments are particularly popular to address signs of ageing around the eyes and to address wrinkles, fine lines, and creases in the forehead, around the eyes, and around the mouth.

 The 55 and Older Crowd

For men and women over 55, plastic surgery procedures such as neck and facelifts, injectable treatments, and eyelid surgeries are popular. By the mid-50s, the skin loosens, particularly around the jawline and neck. The collagen and fat stores under the skin also thin and shift causing the cheeks to appear hollow and for the jaw to look heavy.

Of course, there is no reason to wait until you are in a particular age group, or to worry that you have aged out of a particular group when considering plastic surgery. Regardless of your age, you deserve to look and feel your best.