Plastic Surgery

Age matters, at least when it comes to plastic surgery.

Depending on the procedure you are interested in, you may have waited too long or are trying to get the surgery too young. Each procedure is different, enhancing and correcting different areas of the body. That also means each procedure has a proper age to go with it. For those who have wanted to know what the right age is for the procedure of their choice, this guide is for you.

Eye Lift

Average Cost: $4,482

If you struggle with saggy eyelids or bags under your eyes, an eye lift can be a great choice. The optimal age for this procedure is 40 years old, around the time that the eyes start showing signs of aging. However, preventative measures are important. If you notice that your eyes are starting to lose their youthfulness younger than this, get a consultation with your plastic surgeon to see if you are a good candidate.

Botox

Average Cost: $320

Botox is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures, with 4.2 million patients receiving it each year. It’s best to put this procedure off until you start seeing more permanent wrinkles, around 35 years old. The ages with the highest rates of Botox are anywhere from 40 to 59 years.

Rhinoplasty

Average Cost: $4738

With a rhinoplasty, the key concern is growing facial bones. These bones generally stop growing around 18 years old. To play it safe, it is best to wait until at least 19 years of age to have this procedure done. Having rhinoplasty done at an earlier age is beneficial, as the skin adheres to the new shape of the nose much better.

Breast Implants

Average Cost: $5122

Breast implants have a very large age range, with the average patients being around 25-28 years old. This procedure should not be done on patients under 18, as the breasts are still changing and growing. However, you shouldn’t wait too late in life either. The age cap for breast implants is around 50 years old. It’s important to remember that you will need to have your implants redone every 15 years.

Lip Enhancement

Average Cost: $384

This procedure is excellent for thinning lips or for those who want more fullness. If you simply want full lips, you can have this done as early as 18 years old. However, if your main concern is thin lips, you can start remedying this issue in your late 20’s. Most patients start to notice that their lips are thinning in their early 30’s.

Face Lift

Average Cost: $7684

Women generally start looking into face lifts around 50 years old, but the younger the better. Younger skin is more elastic, so your skin will adhere to the procedure much better than at a later age. Many surgeons recommend having this procedure done around 40 years old for a rested look and great results.

Liposuction

Average Cost: $5,122

The average liposuction patient is 35-50 years old, and for good reason. Most younger people have high metabolisms and the ability to workout much more vigorously than older patients. The recommended age for liposuction is over 30, as women under 30 usually don’t need to undergo this procedure, barring extenuating circumstances, such as very noticeable saddlebags. However, there are exceptions to the age rule and this Cosmos Clinic review shows that even younger population undergoes the procedure with no health concerns.

About The Author:

Sarah is the head of a creative writing workshop and a freelance blogger. She also writes for magazines and blogs in the health and wellness industries including All Women’s Talk and EmpowHER.

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