Individuals over the age of 45 don’t have to look and feel old. In fact, the mid to late 40s and beyond can be rewarding years as long as the patient is healthy and does not suffer from any major illnesses. The physical signs of aging can be treated with various plastic surgery procedures, helping men and women age gracefully as they prepare for their senior years.
Aging is inevitable, and signs often start to develop earlier than you would think. According to research, many areas of our body (including the skin) begin a downward spiral around the time we hit our mid-20s. As a leading plastic surgeon, Dr. Griffin understands the aging process and offers a range of cosmetic surgery procedures and non-surgical treatments to address cosmetic concerns at any stage of life.
In Dr. Griffin’s experience, the following procedures are the most popular with patients ages 35 to 50:
The body stores fat under the skin, and no matter how hard patients work out, sometimes they have fat deposits that simply will not go away. Luckily, liposuction can physically remove these fat cells, giving the body a lean and toned look. Liposuction is most commonly performed on the following areas of the body.
Many patients may not realize that certain cosmetic surgical procedures are more involved than others. For example, there is a great deal of difference between having dermal injections to reduce lines and wrinkles on the face and having a tummy tuck procedure. Dermal injections are done with a very fine needle using local anesthetic only in specific targeted areas. On the other hand, a tummy tuck is a major medical procedure that usually requires general anesthesia and an incision that runs from one hipbone across to the other.
Many people think a tummy tuck is for anyone, but there are a few requirements that are needed in order to get the best results. In fact, men and women must be in good health in order to undergo a tummy tuck. While tummy tuck is not a dangerous procedure, most doctors require their patients to live a healthy lifestyle to reduce the risk of complications and ensure that the effects of the tummy tuck are not reversed. For this reason, candidates must not smoke and have no significant medical conditions.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, liposuction was the fourth most popular cosmetic surgical procedure performed in the United States in 2012. A total of 202,000 procedures were performed that year.