Let’s be honest, we all, at one time or another wonder about the collision of Mother Nature & Father Time. Whether due to genetics, age or childbearing – we all hear the bells toll. The good news? It’s a great time to age. That’s right, bring it on!
Never before have we been equipped with so many surgical and non-surgical options available today. Superior surgical skills and technology are on our side.
This is our decade to put the plan in place. Our 20’s are a good time to begin a regular commitment to beauty maintenance that we must keep in place. See a Licensed Medical Aesthetician preferably in a Board Certified Surgeon’s office to learn about: facials, peels, lasers and medical-grade skincare to keep your skin clean, clear and free of sun damage.
Take care to eat well, exercise, hydrate and avoid too much sun exposure. Be confident and take time to physically and emotionally grow into your body.
Concerns about congenital breast abnormalities would benefit from a consultation with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. If your self-esteem is affected by breasts that are asymmetric, tubular or underdeveloped you may be a candidate for breast surgery. If your breast are sagging or low, breast surgery such as a lift or a lift with augmentation may be options for you.
If you have had children in your 20’s or 30’s, you may notice the effect childbearing and gravity have taken on your breasts and belly. A woman’s breasts can shrink and lose elasticity as a result of breast-feeding. Our belly skin can stretch and never snap back, our stomach muscles can split during pregnancy leaving us with a protruding pooch that no amount of Pilates can restore. This is an excellent time to consult a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to discuss your options: breast lift, breast lift with augmentation, and tummy tuck with liposuction and muscle tightening. It is important to heed the advise of your surgeon. If more children are planned in your immediate future, it is maybe best to wait until your family is complete. A careful and caring surgeon will help you make this decision.
Our 30’s are also the decade when we realize the genetic cards we have been dealt with.
Many women today are extremely active, however, no amount of exercise will ever remove the genetic blessing bequeathed upon us by Aunt Sally or Grandmother Jo.
If you exercise regularly and still cannot rid yourself of pockets of genetically placed excess fat, breasts that refuse to fill a swimsuit or cocktail dress, or unusually large or bulbous pubic area – help is on it’s way. Speak to your Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Liposuction, breast augmentation, or pubic rejuvenation may be the perfect procedures to resolve the areas of concern.
Our 40’s & 50’s
The decade between 40 and 50 years of age are transformational. We, as women, have grown psychologically mature and confident. Our bodies may belie this fact & some may say: “Who cares?” Others say, “I want my body to reflect my feelings about myself.” This is an excellent time to visit your Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Many options exist – some very minor – like a blepharoplasty (eye left), injectables such as Botox® or fillers such as Juvederm®. Other options such as breast lift with or without augmentation, liposuction, or tummy tuck may be your answer.
I have 3 words for woman of all ages: maintenance, maintenance, and maintenance. You will be pleasantly surprised by the results of regular visits to your Certified Medical Aesthetician – your skin will glow and fine lines, wrinkles and sun damage will be kept at bay.
I have 1 word of advice about plastic surgery: Board Certified. I have personally seen countless surgical results that require revisional surgery due to less than acceptable surgical skills. Do your homework, interview your Board Certified Surgeons, review their photographic results and patient reviews. You, your body and your self-esteem will be glad you did.