Our bodies undergo a lot of changes as we age – fine lines form around the eyes; skin begins to lose elasticity; and gravity plays against us. While many people try their best to maintain a youthful appearance, it can be a challenge to go about it alone. People of all ages are visiting certified plastic surgeons like Dr. Nodwell, founder of The Ottawa Clinic, for help with reversing the signs of aging.
“It’s important to meet with a certified plastic surgeon who understands the needs of people at different life stages,” says Dr. Nodwell. “A person in his or her twenties will have significantly different cosmetic desires than someone in his or her 60s.”
Dr. Nodwell identifies the most common plastic surgery procedures at different ages:
Your 20s: Skin and Breast
“In her 20s, a woman’s skin begins to change – fine wrinkles, dryness and a slow decrease in skin elasticity creep up,” says Dr. Nodwell. Women in their 20s often opt for cosmetic skin procedures like Fraxel® Skin Resurfacing to keep their youthful complexion. Twenty-somethings also often choose breast augmentation for a more desirable breast size and shape.
Your 30s: Skin, Breast and Body
“At this stage, a woman is likely to begin seeing more signs of aging,” says Dr. Nodwell. “We help bring back a more youthful look to a woman’s skin with skin tightening procedures like Thermage®.” Breast lifts and augmentation/reduction are also common for revitalization. Body contouring, particularly the Mommy Makeover and CoolSculpting®, are popular with this age group for a younger look and feel.
Your 40s: Injectables, Breast and Body
“As gravity begins to play against us, many women request injectable facial fillers to add volume where it’s now lacking,” explains the surgeon. Fillers like JUVÉDERM® can create a fuller, more youthful appearance. Breast lifts are common to counteract sagging, and body contouring procedures like liposuction and tummy tucks help address weight issues.
Your 50s & 60s: Skin Correction and Surgical Facial Rejuvenation
“People in their 50s often have concerns over their skin health,” says Dr. Nodwell. “We offer a great line of skin health products that rejuvenate by working with the body’s natural healing process.” Surgical rejuvenation is common with women in their 50s and 60s – facelifts, brow lifts and eyelid surgeries address loose skin and contribute to a younger appearance.
Regardless of your age, a certified plastic surgeon will help you find the best procedure for your needs. Book a visit to find out more!