According to a recent press release from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), more baby boomers have re-entered the dating scene in recent years. This has led to a jump in cosmetic procedures for patients over 50 years old. The ASPS found that 50,000 more baby boomers underwent cosmetic treatments in 2018 than the previous year. That’s a sizable jump in the numbers, and we’ve noticed this trend is consistent here in San Mateo, CA.
We think it’s worthwhile to consider the different surgeries and skin care treatments that can benefit patients 55 and older. If you’re interested in looking younger and more rejuvenated, board-certified Bay Area plastic surgeon Dr. John R. Griffin can help.
Facial Rejuvenation Options
Facial lines and wrinkles can leave you looking tired, haggard, worried, and much older than you feel. This is why undergoing facial plastic surgery can rejuvenate your appearance.
There are different facial lift procedures for the mid-face (traditional facelift), the forehead (brow lift), the jowls and cheeks (lower face lift), and even the neckline (neck lift). Sometimes baby boomers get a whole new start thanks to a rhinoplasty (nose job), which can dramatically enhance the look of your face.
Breast Enhancement Options
Many women in their fifties can benefit from breast enhancement surgeries. To increase the size and enhance the shape of the breasts, there’s breast augmentation surgery, which remains the most popular plastic surgery procedure in America. Since sagging and drooping breasts are common later in life, women baby boomers can also benefit from breast lift (mastopexy) to restore perkiness and shapeliness to the bustline.
Body Contouring Options
Many people have some unwanted body fat, loose skin, or stretch marks that they want to get rid of. That’s particularly true later in life when collagen production and metabolism slows down.
Thanks to liposuction, pockets of unwanted body fat can be removed from different parts of the body, including the love handles, lower abdomen, hips, and thighs. For drooping skin around the abdominal region, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is an ideal solution to consider.
If you’ve looked through 2018 numbers from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) or ASPS 2018 statistics, you’ve probably noticed that cosmetic injectables are extremely popular these days. These injections can reduce wrinkles, rejuvenate the appearance, and help patients look years younger in the process.
By getting BOTOX injections and dermal fillers, patients will be able to achieve the benefits of facial plastic surgery without the downtime or surgical risks. While the results of cosmetic injectables only last for several months, repeat treatments can be performed to prolong the cosmetic outcomes and help you look your very best.
Developing a Treatment Option Just for You
There are so many plastic surgery and cosmetic skin care options available to baby boomers. When you visit our Bay Area practice, we can discuss your aesthetic goals and go over your many treatment options in much greater detail. We want you to get the treatment you need to look your best and feel confident.
Learn More About Cosmetic Makeovers
For more information about looking your best and getting the aesthetic treatment you need, be sure to contact a skilled cosmetic plastic surgeon. Dr. John R. Griffin and his team are here to listen and to help.