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07.31.09

Cosmetic Surgery in your 50s

Growing old gracefully is what every man and woman dreams of. Since we can’t avoid hitting our 50s or the stop the effects of aging on our faces, cosmetic surgery can help us feel more in control and give us hope that aging doesn’t have to be a negative experience.

Women over 50 want to look younger and more attractive for several reasons. Some women want to stay competitive in the workplace, others want to feel more connected in their social circles, while the rest might like to match how they feel on the inside to what they look like on the outside. By combining skin care with a few cosmetic surgery procedures, embracing your 50s can be easier than you think.

More and more women are open to the idea that a little bit of surgical intervention can make a big difference in the way they look and feel. Cosmetic surgery can take care of the sagging face and neck, hollow cheeks, loss of skin elasticity, folds and deep wrinkles, leaving a smoother, firmer facial contour.

Those concerned about facial aging, loss of skin elasticity and diminished facial volume typically opt for face lift surgery. A face lift surgically removes excess skin and re-drapes the skin to create a more trim, smooth, and youthful appearance. Face lift procedures target the cheeks, jowls and neck and could be combined with a forehead lift or eyelid surgery. If loss of facial volume is a concern, chin and cheek implants also work to restore youthful contours and redefine facial structure.

Eyelid surgery is another commonly performed cosmetic surgery procedure that addresses bags and dark circles around the eyes, as well as loose skin hanging down from the upper eye lids or excessive wrinkling of the lower eyelids. The result is a more rested, refreshed and alert appearance.

Some cosmetic surgeons may recommend skin care procedures such as laser skin resurfacing, deep chemical peels and pulsed light treatments, which will help fight wrinkles, even out the skin tone and reverse sun damage.

If you are considering any cosmetic surgery procedure, it is important to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon that can give you expert advice. A surgeon can inform you on how to achieve the results you desire in a safe, effective manner.


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