What is the right age for Plastic Surgery?


How Does Age Factor Into Your Plastic Surgery Decisions?

 “Am I the right age for plastic surgery?” is a common question we receive at Mohebali Plastic Surgery, here in Marin County. This is a perfectly legitimate concern, and one that we love to address with our many great patients here in our area. The truth is, after the age of 18, there really is no “good age” or “bad age” for cosmetic surgeries. We consider each unique individual; their bodies, lifestyle and what outcome they are trying to achieve. Cosmetic surgery isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution and we (and you) wouldn’t want it to be. When it comes down to it, you are making a decision based on your very specific needs and we believe that this shouldn’t be overlooked during any part of your experience.

Starting cosmetic procedures as a young adult

There is a certain level of precaution that people take when it comes to cosmetic surgery procedures with young men and women. This is because at a young age, cosmetic surgery needs to be thought out a bit more, especially if your body is continuing to grow and change rapidly. That being said, there are many procedures that can help with a variety of issues for young adults, over the age of 18. We have seen an increase of many young adults, as they transition out of high school, looking for a way to redefine themselves before starting college. Many young woman and young men see this as an opportunity to make a fresh start.

Breast augmentation and Breast reduction are both popular cosmetic surgical choices many younger women choose as they shift into adulthood, as a safe, effective way to increase their self-esteem and appearance, even in their late teens and early 20s. Breast reduction (Gynecomastia) in young men, is another sought after procedure we have seen a rise in, especially for young men in consideration of starting college.

We also have seen an increase for both young men and women a number of liposuction and surgical weight loss procedures to help fight obesity early on, which will prevent future health problems as the patient ages. Younger bodies tend to heal a bit faster as well, which makes addressing potential future problems much more efficient and better overall for the patient.

Tackling the effects of middle age and aging with cosmetic surgery

While there is no “perfect age” for cosmetic surgery, we find that many of the most common body changes that lead to cosmetic procedures come between the ages of 40-60. So many times, this is the age where people feel unsatisfied with how their body is changing, and we understand why that’s important. Taking care of your body on the inside as well as the outside, is important as you enter middle age. Healthy habits in conjunction with cosmetic surgery can be a great boost to your look, and your confidence. Whether it’s a tummy tuck, breast lift, liposuction, or facelift, there are many options you can choose from to achieve a more youthful and confident version of yourself.

How old is too old for cosmetic surgery?

As your body keeps aging, there are certain things that you may notice change drastically. Luckily, most of them are treatable. If you’re entering into your 70s, 80s, and even 90s, there are a number of procedures that can still apply to you, and are still safe. More important than age is the physical condition of your body. So if you’re healthy, your age really doesn’t have to stop you from feeling great with a new cosmetic procedure. Like our patients of all ages, we recommend that you have a thorough consultation with us to see what you are looking to achieve and help you reach your goals.

To learn more about how we can help you find the right procedure that fits you, at any age, don’t hesitate to contact us today!




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