When you are in your twenties you have finally reached adulthood, so you do adult things like drinking, smoking, taking adventures in the sun, and partying. Because, why not? You are invincible in your twenties, or at least you think so. Young people in their twenties often feel invincible and live for the moment, but we are here to tell you that you are not invincible, and your bad decisions when you are young will most certainly catch up with you eventually.
Plastic Surgery Procedures for Young Adults
Young adults in their twenties are usually entering the workforce for the first time, and they definitely want to look, and need to be, their best. Looking and feeling your best is the primary motivation for popular non-surgical and surgical procedures for this age group including skin resurfacing, rhinoplasty, breast augmentation, liposuction, neuromodulators such as Botox and Dysport, and soft tissue fillers.
Skin resurfacing and Preservation
This is achieved using medical grade skin care such as Retin-A, laser skin resurfacing for acne scarring, microdermabrasion for improved skin tone, and laser or chemical resurfacing for deeper scarring or skin imperfections. While prevention is always the best treatment, when damage has already been done, there are treatments and surgical options that can help. Sun block and moisturizing are key in this age range, and going forward, for protection and nourishment.
Rhinoplasty is one of many options available within the realm of plastic surgery procedures for young adults that can completely renovates the face and impact the overall beauty. The nose is the focal point to the face: it helps to define the midline and create beautiful symmetry. Rhinoplasty in the twenty-year-old age group is only second to breast augmentation. The nose is the central focal point of the face so minor imperfections can have detrimental effects on the overall appearance. Fortunately, this means that small changes to the nose can have tremendous effects. Make sure you select a true rhinoplasty expert who can deliver the results you desire as this is the most challenging procedure in all of cosmetic surgery.
This operation is the number one plastic surgery procedure sought by adults in the third decade of their life. Breast augmentation including breast lifts, breast enlargement, and breast reduction accounted for over 95,000 plastic surgery procedures for women aged twenty to twenty-nine in 2016. Making the decision to alter your breasts is a very personal. For your safety and peace of mind, it is always best to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in breast augmentation so that you can rest assured that you will get the best possible outcome using the breast implant shape and profile that matches your body habitus and lifestyle.
Botox, Dysport and Xenomin are agents that block 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. Botox has multiple uses and can be used to treat crow’s feet, forehead furrows, frown lines, skin bands on the neck, etc. Neuromodulators account for over 105,000 noninvasive cosmetic procedures performed in 2016 for people aged twenty to twenty-nine.
Liposuction is a plastic surgery procedure that removes unwanted fat in target areas of your body such as the abdomen, thighs, hips, and back. Unlike popular belief, liposuction is not a surgical weight loss procedure and does not replace proper diet and exercise. This procedure is ideal for patients who are physically active and maintain a proper diet and for those who are close to their ideal weight but cannot manage to get rid of the extra paunch, saddlebags, excess flab, or other such excess fat in the body. Liposuction accounts for over 36,000 plastic surgery procedures performed in 2016 for people aged twenty to twenty-nine and is third most sought-after procedure.
Soft tissue fillers
These 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. Soft tissue fillers account for over 69,000 noninvasive cosmetic procedures performed in 2016 for people aged twenty to twenty-nine.
Establish Good Skin Care Habits
Your twenties usher in a whole new set of aesthetic concerns. Young adults entering the workforce for the first time want and need to look their best. Ideally, they become more conscientious regarding their skin and wear sunscreen. The more you protect and take care of skin now, the healthier you’ll be later in life. The twenties are an era when life habits become fully established. These can include beneficial as well as harmful practices. The challenge for me as a doctor is to convince young adults to see beyond immediate gratification and take responsibility for their lives and bodies.
Your twenties are filled with self-discovery of who you are and, depending on your lifestyle, can wreak havoc on your skin. The biggest piece of advice we can give you is to develop a skin care regimen that includes sunblock daily, limit alcohol consumption, exercise regularly, and, definitely, don’t smoke. Smoking and sun damage can rapidly affect the aging process, and most of the damage you do will not be seen until later in life.
When lifestyle modification is not producing the changes in your body that you want consult with an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon who is an expert in the procedure you desire and that can show you proof of exceptional results especially in rhinoplasty since it is the most challenging procedure in all of cosmetic surgery For your safety, I cannot stress the importance of discussing your goals with a board-certified plastic surgeon who understands the natural aging process, the body as a whole, and one who can determine whether a noninvasive are an invasive procedure will be required to achieve your desired results.