Cosmetic surgery is available for those are unhappy with their appearance. I have to admit I have most definitely looked into it. Whether you can’t get rid of bags under your eyes (thanks to many sleepless nights) or you would like your thighs to be slimmer, you can be sure that there is a type of cosmetic surgery that can help you to get the results you desire.
I remember not knowing whether to be pleased or insulted when my obstetrician offered me a mummy tuck at our first appointment at 10 weeks of pregnancy. He said he could perform it at the same time as a C-section & I would be none the wiser. Was it really that obvious that I still had a jelly belly from my first set of twins??!!.
With that in mind, in this post I’m are going to provide an overview of the different types of treatment that are available. Firstly, let’s take a look at cosmetic surgery for the body. Liposuction and CoolSculpting are procedures to help people achieve a slimmer and more toned appearance.
CoolSculpting involves a non-surgical cooling procedure, which eradicates 20 to 25 per cent of fat cells in the targeted area. One of my family members had this performed in her abdominal area and was very happy with the results.
Liposuction, on the other hand, involves the use of a special vacuum suction technique that gets rid of unwanted fatty deposits from underneath the skin. Keloids and scars can also be reduced with surgery, and tummy tucks remove excess fat and skin.
There are also plenty of cosmetic surgery options for the face. If you notice signs of aging or you have a problem with eye bags, a facelift will counter a lack of tightness or elasticity in the skin. Other treatments include non-surgical brow lifts, reshaping cheeks or chins, and eyelid reduction.
There are also a number of cosmetic surgery procedures that focus on the breasts. This includes breast reduction, breast augmentation by fat transfer or enlargement, and breast uplift, which will enhance firmness and alter the drooping appearance of a breast. Male breast reduction is also available.
These darling children of ours can take a real toll on our temples and I think a lot of people look into cosmetic surgery, there is no shame in it.
The Optimal Age Guide
Cosmetic surgery may be something you are looking for if you are interested in any type of treatment, be it liposuction, Botox, or any other procedure, but what is the right age to have cosmetic surgery?
Of course, most treatments are available for all ages, and it does depend on the individual in question. However, there are ‘optimal ages’ whereby certain treatments will be their most effective.
For example, if you are interested in laser skin resurfacing, it is best suited for those aged 50 or older, as it is an aggressive procedure. There are other skin treatments available for younger people.
Liposuction is a popular treatment, most cosmetic surgery for this procedure being $7000+. Most people get liposuction when they are between the age of 30 and 35-years-old. The same can be said for a tummy tuck.
Most surgeons will agree that it is best to have a tummy tuck after you have had your last child, which for most people is around the age of 35 or older. You will stretch everything again when you get pregnant, making the surgery pointless, so wait until you are finished having children.
What about breast surgeries? The optimum age for a breast uplift is 45 (only 5 years to go!!), however, this is very subjective, as everyone’s breasts develop (and droop) differently. For breast implants, most patients are aged between 25 and 28 years old, with 50 years old being the upper limit in a lot of cases.
Finally, eye bag surgery is ideal for anyone of the age of 19 years old while the optimum age for an eye lift is 40, and a facelift is 50. For Botox, most people don’t develop wrinkles until their late 30s or early 40s, so this is when most seek treatment although it isn’t unusual for people to start botox in their late twenties.
In this day and age, I don’t think there is any shame in having cosmetic surgery or complimentary therapies, everyone is so much more open minded these days and with the advances in surgical techniques, things are much safer. Each sister to her own I say!!