Despite being just one branch of the medical field, plastic surgery is an expansive discipline, offering a range of procedures for men and women alike. Depending upon your needs, aesthetic goals and age, certain plastic surgery procedures may be more relevant for you. Let’s take a look at some of the top plastic surgery trends across the lifespan.
Popular Plastic Surgery Procedures Vary by Age
Adolescence is a time of change, yet some older teens may feel they never filled out the way they hoped to. Once the breasts have stopped developing, young women who are dissatisfied with their breast size may consider breast implants. Breast augmentation remains a popular plastic surgery procedure among women of all ages, but it ranks particularly high for college-age teens and women in their 20s who want to feel feminine and sexy.
Breast augmentation offers women of all ages the opportunity to add curves to their figures for a more proportionate look.
Mommy Makeovers Make a Splash
Mothers know all too well how pregnancy leaves its mark on the body, which is why mommy makeovers are such a hot ticket for women in their 30s and 40s. A customizable combination of procedures, most mommy makeovers include a breast enhancement procedure, tummy tuck and liposuction. Some women include a labiaplasty as part of their mommy makeover for an overall rejuvenation.
Facial Plastic Surgery for Mature Adults
As we age, the collagen in our skin breaks down and our facial features sag. Age may be just a number, but with every passing year the eyelids can droop and the face loses its youthful definition. Eyelid surgery and facelifts are popular options for people in their 50s, 60s and beyond who want to revitalize their face for a more alert, refreshed appearance or a career boost.
Dr. Jennifer Harrington is a board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon and an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota. Harrington Plastic Surgery is pleased to offer the most advanced cosmetic and reconstructive techniques performed by a highly specialized all-female team of board-certified plastic surgeons and professional staff.