Plastic surgery has become overwhelmingly popular in the United States across all age groups, but its optional nature makes it difficult to look at demographics. The reason patients undergo cosmetic surgery varies from person to person, but what can be looked at is which procedures are most popular in certain age groups.
For patients ages 13-19, nose reshaping is at the top of the list. The shape and structure of the nose barely changes throughout a person’s life, which is why many adolescents that are unhappy with the defining features of their nose choose to undergo rhinoplasty before major milestones in their life.
After puberty, breast augmentation is quite popular for women ages 20-29. During this age bracket, appearance is a major concern for many women. At this point the breasts are typically fully formed, but fluctuations in weight and pregnancy can affect the look of the breast in different ways.
Both men and women in their thirties notice that their metabolism starts to slow down. Even if their eating and exercise habits stay the same, the body begins to deposit fat differently. To remove unwanted fat, patients at this age often opt for liposuction.
The 40s/Early 50s
Signs of aging start to become increasingly noticeable between the ages of 40 and 54. The skin surrounding the eyes is susceptible to wrinkles, and the forehead and eyelids may droop. To eliminate that sad or tired appearance, many patients decide to have an eyelid and/or brow lift.
55 and Over
For patients 55 and over, the facelift is very popular. Around this time, the cheeks usually deflate, jowls form, and the neck can sag. A facelift can address all of these issues. Different procedures can be combined to tighten the jaw line, reshape the neck, and lift the brow.
Schedule a Consultation at Boulder Plastic Surgery
If you have been considering cosmetic plastic surgery to enhance your features or fight signs of aging, be sure to set up a consultation at Boulder Plastic Surgery. We treat patients of all ages and will help you determine which procedure is best for you. We look forward to meeting with you soon!