As we age, our bodies will change – that’s a known fact. But, according to Los Angeles cosmetic surgeon Dr. Robert Abergel, the process doesn’t have to occur at the same rate over the decades.
There are many surgical and nonsurgical options for improving your appearance and slowing the aging process. Los Angeles cosmetic surgeons have full knowledge of the ways our skin and bodies change over time and what the best methods are to enhance and preserve appearance at virtually any age.
As a teenager, physical differences such as projecting noses, extended ears and skin disorders often have an effect on self-confidence and can be corrected via reshaping surgery and the use of medical-grade skin care.
As we enter our twenties procedures such as breast augmentation, nose reshaping and skin care become increasingly more popular.
In our thirties, the lines and curves in our face become more noticeable and we often experience additional weight gain in areas that are difficult to reverse with diet and exercise. The effects of sun damage in our earlier years begin to manifest, resulting in drooping of the skin in the abdomen and breast areas.
This is the time when injection therapies such as Botox and dermal fillers are used to treat frowns and laugh lines. Surgical procedures to augment the breasts, tighten up the abdomen, and shape the hips are also very popular in this age group.
As we enter our 40’s and 50’s, injection therapy with Botox and fillers help reduce the signs of aging. Eyelid and brow-lift surgery help revitalize the face and liposuction is often used to complement our diet and exercise routines.
As we enter our 50’s and 60’s, surgical facial revitalization becomes the focus of our attention. Surgical procedures such as face- and neck-lift surgery help restore youthful fullness and definition.
As we approach our 60’s and beyond, procedures such as face- and neck-lift and eyelid surgery remain very popular and are often used to build on previous procedures.
It cannot be emphasized enough that patient safety is the highest priority in choosing which procedure is appropriate for you. Board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Robert Abergel has the appropriate training and guidelines to advise patients on how to choose the right course of action depending on age, needs and goals. Call our office today for a complimentary consultation.