As you likely already know by now, the aging process isn’t kind to the body. By age 50 and beyond, many men and women are showing signs of aging on their face and body that they would prefer to correct.
Plastic surgery is a great option for residents in their 50s and above, as there are many surgical options to minimize normal aging effects such as fine lines, wrinkles, sunken facial skin, jowls, and sagging and drooping skin elsewhere on the body.
Here are 5 tips for plastic surgery after you’ve reached the age of 50:
1. You’ll Need to Make Sure You’re in Good Overall Health to Be Eligible for Elective Surgery
The biggest barrier that men and women in the 50s or above face when desiring plastic surgery is having a pre-existing condition that makes them ineligible for an elective procedure. This is because the aging process tends to bring with it chronic conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure.
But just having a medical diagnosis for a disease you’ve acquired as you’ve aged, doesn’t automatically exclude you from receiving the cosmetic procedure you want. If your illness is well managed, Dr. Max may still clear you for your desired procedure, especially if you get the stamp of approval from your primary care physician and any specialists you may see.
2. A Facelift in your 50s or Later Can Make You Look Up to a Decade Younger with No Telltale Signs You’ve Had Work Done
One of the biggest complaints that Dr. Max receives from the over-50-crowd in his practice is visible signs of aging on the face. As you age, your face wrinkles and your cheeks hollow out and sink in. You may also find that you now have jowls hanging from your lower cheeks.
By rejuvenating your mid and lower face, a facelift in your 50s or above can work wonders on your facial appearance. In fact, for many patients, Dr. Max is able to achieve a look that makes them appear at least 10 years younger,* without that dreaded windblown look you’ve seen from facelifts gone wrong.
3. Blepharoplasty is a Great Option if You Have Dark Under Eye Circles and/or Drooping Eyelids
Another facial issue that appears the older you get is dark circles under your eyes – no matter how rested you actually are – and drooping eyelids. Eyelids can droop so much that they even obstruct your vision!
Blepharoplasty is the cosmetic surgery procedure that plastic surgeons like Dr. Max perform on patients who present these issues. The procedure can be conducted on the upper and/or lower eyelids, and provide you with a more refreshed, less tired look around your eyes.
4. If You’ve Had Upper Blepharoplasty in the Past and Your Eyelids are Drooping Again, You Likely Only Need a Brow Lift
Some men and women require upper blepharoplasty earlier in life. While the procedure does a great job addressing existing eyelid drooping, it won’t stop your eyelids from drooping further as you age.
If you’ve had upper blepharoplasty in the past and your eyelids are once again drooping, you likely don’t need a repeat procedure. Instead, you may be eligible for a brow lift plastic surgery, which will raise the brows and help reposition the eyelids to a more alert state.
5. Tummy Tucks are Very Common for Men and Women in their 50s and Beyond
You may think that only 20-somethings, people who’ve lost a significant amount of weight and have excess skin, or moms who want to regain their pre-pregnancy bodies get tummy tucks. Think again.
A tummy tuck is a very popular plastic surgery for people in their 50s and above. The reason is that the abdominal skin often loses skin laxity as we age, which results in loose and excess belly skin, no matter how much you work out or eat properly.
Contact Dr. Max with Any Questions About Cosmetic Surgery at Your Age
There’s no end date for when you can get cosmetic surgery. If there’s an aspect of your appearance you’d like to surgically enhance or change, Dr. Max can help.
To learn more about your options, schedule a consultation with him by calling (817) 529-9199.
*Individual results may vary.