Many people are seeing plastic surgeons as early as their 20s. According to James Wells, MD, president, American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), "These are patients who are proactive about their health and appearance
for plastic surgery). They start early in order to retain their healthy look."
ASPS reports that non-surgical procedures have become more popular than ever with women and men in their 20s, 30s, and 40s. (Related
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The popularity of
chemical peels has increased 25 percent since 2000 in these age groups and
collagen injections have increased 48 percent.
"Younger patients often want to eliminate or diminish a wrinkle or
scars," said Dr. Wells. "People in their 30s and 40s may come with the intention of a brow or
facelift, but may only need
resurfacing, minor liposuction of the jowls or a fat injection around the mouth to remove lines. In the past, patients would wait until they were 50 to visit a plastic surgeon to reduce the normal signs of aging as well as skin damage from smoking and the sun. This typically required a full facelift."
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Plastic surgeons are also combining small procedures to attain large results, resulting in quicker recovery and fewer risks. Facial techniques that can be combined to give patients a healthier look include,
facial contouring with
chin and cheek implants, gentle liposuction done on the neck to eliminate sagging and a chemical peel around the eyes will
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A visit to a plastic surgeon’s office begins with a realistic discussion of a patient’s desired outcome and a thorough review of treatment options. In addition, plastic surgeons agree that exercise and a balanced diet are essential to looking and feeling young before and after plastic surgery.
"Eating right and
regular exercise empowers patients to take control of how they feel," said Dr. Wells. "These factors can also aid in the success of the plastic surgery procedures patients are requesting."
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