Plastic surgery. What and when? Because it is all about you. Plastic surgery is certainly not a miracle fix, nor is it a crutch. As a committed professional, I see far further than the need for a sculpted nose or reshaped ears. Below are five key points to remember related to your plastic surgery journey.
Number one: Learn what is best for you at each stage in your life. For example, practice great skin care, no matter what your age. The biggest piece of advice I can give you is to develop a skin care regime that includes sunblock and moisturizing daily. Sun damage and dehydration can rapidly affect the aging process, and most of the damage you do will not be seen until later in life.
Number two: Teens are very vulnerable to criticism and especially bullying. Teenagers rarely need to correct wrinkles, sagging skin, or anything else caused by age, sun, and gravity. However, young people with physical differences, such as large noses, protruding ears, or skin disorders may feel self-conscious about these issues. Plastic surgery can help boost their self-confidence, especially if they have prominent ears, nasal deformities, or excessively enlarged breasts, both in males and in females. Also, minimally invasive treatments such as laser hair removal and medical skin care can help remove unwanted hair or embarrassing acne.
Number three: Non-invasive or minimally-invasive procedures, such as fillers and Botox, often work well to keep you looking great into your 40s and early 50s. Botox, in short, is an agent that blocks muscular nerve signals, which in turn weakens the target muscle limiting or nullifying muscle contraction. The action of Botox in turn results in diminished unwanted wrinkles in the target area. Dermal fillers help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles by adding volume and fullness to the face. Most fillers such as Juvéderm work by replenishing the hyaluronic acid levels in your skin and pulling in moisture from the body to add to its plumping and smoothing effect. Dermal fillers are helpful at reducing early signs of aging such as plumping thin lips and softening facial creases and wrinkles.
Number four: Add plastic surgery procedures gradually. In this way, you can maintain a natural and youthful look throughout your entire life. Great plastic surgery looks natural and doesn’t look like you’ve been operated on. The key to great plastic surgery is respecting your natural body. Cosmetic surgery has the ability to increase your self-esteem if done for the right reasons by a plastic surgeon who respects your natural look. Plastic surgery done properly respects your body while restoring your youthful appearance. Also, when done correctly, plastic surgery can augment aspects of your face and body in a way that is natural and complementary to your physique.
Number five: Create a long-term plastic surgery plan with your plastic surgeon so you can continue to look as good as you feel for a long time. At any age when considering plastic surgery, you need an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon who is an expert in the field that can show you proof of exceptional results. For your safety, I cannot stress the importance of discussing your goals with a board-certified plastic surgeon who understands your needs, your body, and who can determine whether a noninvasive or an invasive procedure will be required to achieve your desired results.