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PERFECT AGE FOR PLASTIC SURGERY

November 13, 2014

 

Plastic surgery offers people thе opportunity tо change thеіr life wіthоut hаvіng tо start аll over. However Getting plastic surgery is a huge investment, and the average patient can't afford to pay for the same procedure every few years. That said, what's the point in paying close to $10,000 for a facelift if you'll need another one in ten years?

To avoid a predicament like this, it's important to remember, time is everything when it comes to cosmetic surgery-but the idea of "perfect timing" will vary from procedure to procedure. Fortunately, we've compiled this cheat sheet to help you pinpoint the perfect age to go under the knife.

Botox

Optimum age: 30 and up

Maximum age: n/a

Being one of the most affordable and accessible procedures, women and men opt for Botox treatments at all ages. Since the injections only last a few months, there aren't any real minimum or maximum ages associated with Botox. That said, most people don't develop permanent wrinkles until their early thirties, so it might be a good idea to wait until then when the effects will be much more noticeable.

Rhinoplasty

Optimum age: 20 and up

If you decide a nose job is right for you, it's absolutely crucial that you wait until all of the bones in your face stop growing, which is typically around 18 or 19. Once your facial structure is essentially "set in stone", then you're good to go-in fact, you probably don't want to wait much longer after that. The younger you are, the more flexible and elastic your skin. On the other hand, once you reach the age of about 50, your loose skin simply won't be able to adapt to your nose's new shape.

Facelift

Optimum age: Mid-Forties

Most people wait until they're unhappy with the way they look to have their first facelift, but the truth of the matter is, once you face and skin reaches a certain point, there's not much you can do to change it. We recommend getting a facelift in your mid-forties when your skin is still elastic enough to heal smoothly with much more natural results.

Liposuction

Optimum age: Mid-thirties

Rarely can liposuction achieve anything for anyone under 30 that's a bit of exercise and healthy eating won't achieve more quickly, cheaply, and with zero recovery time. Once you're a bit older, however, you may start to notice stubborn "fat stores" like saddle bags, tummy pouches, and plump jowls that simply won't disappear.

Breast Implants

Optimum age: Mid-twenties

Breast implants only last 12-20 years, so in most cases, it's best to get them while you're young and can still... well, show them off. That said, it's important to wait until your breasts have stopped growing and developing, which is typically between ages 18-25.

Breast Lift

Optimum age: 40-50

If you're in the market for a breast lift on the other hand, it's better to wait until you're well into your forties. Get one before, and you're just setting yourself up for disappointment when you see the effects disappear after childbirth, or the natural course of aging and sagging sets in.

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