No matter your background or walk of life, chances are that at some point or another, you have wished for a part of your body to look better. Maybe you want to regain your figure after giving birth. Maybe you breastfed four children and now want to lift your breasts to their original position. Or you may be wondering if there’s anything you can do to reverse the signs of aging. No matter the reason, cosmetic procedures offer a way to look and feel your best. But, is there a particular age range when they may be most beneficial?
What’s the best age to have a cosmetic procedure?
Technically speaking, you only need to be 18 years of age — or have parental consent, if younger — to have a cosmetic procedure. However, the best age to undergo treatment depends on which type of enhancement you’re interested in getting.
Facelifts are cosmetic procedures done to create a smoother, youthful appearance, as well as to remove excess facial fat. Therefore, it tends to be a procedure performed in older patients. That said, everyone ages at a different rate, and several factors come into play — such as genetics, sun exposure, smoking, and stress, to name a few. If you’re starting to see fine lines in your face and you’re still in your 20s or 30s, facial injectables may be a better option. Typically, facelifts are done by individuals in their 40s and older.
Breast Augmentation, Reduction, Lift, or Reconstruction
There are many reasons why a person would want to have a breast cosmetic procedure. This could be due to wanting to be happier with her physical appearance, wanting to reduce their size to alleviate back pain and discomfort, lift them after breastfeeding, or reconstruct them after a mastectomy. If a patient undergoes a breast reduction for medical reasons and the patient is under 18, they will need parental consent. If, however, the patient desires a breast augmentation, it is recommended to wait until 18 years of age — since breasts could continue to develop until then. Once you’re 18, you may be able to get saline-filled implants — as the FDA requires a woman to be 22 years of age or older to get silicone gel-filled ones. At Innovations Medical, we offer the option of augmenting your breasts via transferring fat from another body part.
Liposuction removes excess fat from targeted parts of the body. It can be done to contour your body to your ideal shape or to reduce gynecomastia in men. There are several requirements that make a person a good candidate for this type of procedure, including having good skin elasticity — to prevent the skin from hanging loose once the fat has been removed — as well as being at least 18 years of age. Keep in mind that while the procedure will remove excess fat, it won’t get rid of cellulite. You’ll also need to lead a healthy lifestyle after the procedure to prevent the excess fat from accumulating again.
Brazilian Butt Lift
Just as with most cosmetic procedures, Brazilian Butt lifts are typically performed on patients who are 18 years of age or older. The reason for this requirement is that teenagers develop at different rates, and you want to ensure your body is fully developed prior to scheduling elective cosmetic procedures. Doing so before could interfere with the body’s natural growth process.
Cosmetic injectables — such as Botox, Juvederm, and Restalyne — are non-invasive cosmetic procedures that either relax facial muscles or include naturally-occurring substances to promote moisture or stimulate your body’s production of collagen. As a result, fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, mouth, and forehead disappear, giving you a youthful appearance. While these procedures are popular in patients in their 40s and 50s, they also provide an alternative for individuals in their 30s who want to enhance their appearance with minimal recovery time.
If You’re Thinking About Cosmetic Surgery, Contact Innovations Medical
If you’re looking to reshape your body and boost your self-confidence, Innovations Medical is here for you. We’ll answer your questions and resolve any concerns you have about cosmetic surgery services. We’ve been helping our patients look their best since 2005, and even our most advanced procedures are often minimally invasive.