Plastic surgery has been increasing in popularity for the past decade, and research has shown that the average age of surgery has also increased as well. Contrary to popular belief, age is not a limiting factor when referring to candidacy for plastic surgery. For being an ideal plastic surgery candidate, the primary factors are overall health, pre-existing medical conditions, and smoking cigarettes.

Before any surgery in Brandon, Florida, Board-Certified Dr. Shienbaum has an initial consultation with his patient, understanding their goals and performing a physical examination. This consultation will help determine if you are an ideal candidate for your chosen procedure.

Before your cosmetic enhancement, it is important to understand what procedures are best for your age group, and any limitations surgery may have for someone your age.

If you are 50 or over:

For this age group, surgical lifts are significantly popular. Many patients are looking to eliminate excess, sagging skin on their neck, face, or other areas of the body. Facelifts and neck lifts are the two procedures that are increasingly popular with older patients, and with new techniques, Dr. Shienbaum creates only natural-looking results. It is also important to remember, however, that facelifts and neck lifts generally turn back the clock 10 years. So having realistic expectations is important before your procedure.

If you are 40 to 50:

During this decade of your life, you may start to notice deep folds, wrinkles, and hollowed facial features due to the natural aging process. The most popular procedures are minimally invasive techniques, including dermal fillers or Botox®. However, fat transfers are becoming increasingly popular, which involves liposuctioned, purified fat from your ‘donor sites’ being transferred to depleted facial features. Fat transfers last longer than other injection treatments, providing a more permanent solution to aging characteristics.

If you are 40 or under:

For most patients under 40, prevention of aging is more important than surgical solutions. With a strict skincare regimen, patients under 40 can improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles through non-invasive techniques, such as chemical peels, skin care products, or microdermabrasion. However, if you are not finding correction with these methods, Dr. Shienbaum may recommend minimally invasive injection treatments before full-blown surgery.

Plastic surgery is becoming an option for patients of any age, thanks to modern medicine and overall healthy lifestyle promotion. If you are thinking about cosmetic surgery, contact us today to schedule your consultation and talk with Dr. Shienbaum about what surgical or non-surgical options are ideal for you!