The Impact of Age on Facial Surgery Decisions
The field of facial plastic surgery is a vast array of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures designed for making substantial aesthetic and/or functional improvements. Typically, these enhancements will involve structural changes to certain facial features or a reduction in skin laxity. Either way, a patient’s age can be one of the major factors influencing treatment decisions.
Evaluating Your Options at Texas Facial Aesthetics
At our state-of-the-art practice in Frisco, Texas, we are conveniently located to serve patients from across the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Board-certified facial plastic surgeons Dr. Matthew Richardson and Dr. Jordan Cain regularly perform advanced procedures on patients of almost all ages in our fully equipped and accredited on-site surgical facility.
Specializing in multiple techniques involving the face and neck, our experts know that age is just a number when it comes to aesthetic care. For example, genetics, environment, habits, and medical factors also greatly influence a patient’s skin elasticity, contributing to symptoms like wrinkles, fine lines, and loose, hanging skin that can make them look older than they actually are.
After thoroughly examining your skincare concerns and medical history, Dr. Richardson or Dr. Cain will determine if plastic surgery, non-surgical treatments, or a combination of both is best for you. Generally, patients from particular age groups tend to gravitate towards specific procedures.
Late Teens to Early 20s
Once patients have finished with the growth spurts and hormonal fluctuations that come with puberty, they may notice a few things about their bodies that they aren’t happy with. For instance, patients might be left with acne scars from breakouts, which can be treated with chemical peels, microneedling, or laser resurfacing, among other non-surgical modalities.
However, some types of facial blemishes will need to be surgically removed, such as:
Around this time is also when patients often want to start dealing with structural problems that can’t go away by themselves. Students might desire a rhinoplasty (nose job) or otoplasty (cosmetic ear surgery) before graduation day. Of course, it’s important to note that you don’t have to be young for these types of treatments.
Late 20s to Late 30s
As you move into this age group, you might start to notice a loss of “baby fat” that is leading to contouring concerns, such as thinner lips, hollowed cheeks, or a weaker chin. If so, this can be an excellent time for a lip, cheek, or chin augmentation, respectively.
Surgically, these strategies usually involve implants or fat transfer. However, for patients looking for less time away from their busy work schedules and more flexibility on lip, cheek, or chin size, we offer multiple dermal filler injectable therapies.
Early 40s to Early 60s
In these years, the primary cosmetic concern of our patients is significant facial aging. Depending on your symptoms, there are many different versions of plastic surgery for creating smoother, tighter, and more youthful skin. These could include the:
- Neck lift and neck liposuction
- Brow lift (or forehead lift)
- Eyelid lift (upper or lower)
Let Us Help You Decide
No matter your age and plastic surgery goals, Dr. Richardson and Dr. Cain are more than happy to compare and contrast our cosmetic procedures. Contact Texas Facial Aesthetics today to set up your initial consultation!