Plastic surgery has just as many benefits at 25 as it does at 65. The real difference lies in what types of procedures are appropriate and the patient’s motivation for treatment. The emotional connection between our identity, self-confidence, and physical appearance plays a large role in the decision to undergo treatment.
If you are wondering when the best time to get plastic surgery is, consider these three scenarios.
When You Notice a Significant Change in Skin Elasticity
Skin naturally begins to sag as collagen breaks down. After age 40, people lose approximately 1% of their collagen levels each year. This leads to the formation of fine lines, wrinkles, and loose skin that can negatively affect your self-esteem.
If your skin has begun to noticeably droop and cause changes to your appearance, there are surgical and non-surgical options available. Speaking with Dr. Kearney can help you decide which procedure is right for you.
For patients whose skin is changing but do not need full facelifts or neck lifts, many procedures can help tighten and tone skin while promoting collagen production that helps prevent further sagging.
Your Self-Confidence in Your Appearance Is Tied to Specific Concerns
Plastic surgery is not a one-size-fits-all approach to self-confidence. Your surgeon should assess your mental health and ensure that you are getting surgery for the right reasons. Having realistic expectations is important; Dr. Kearney ensures each patient has achievable aesthetic goals and that their overall self-image is positive despite their concerns.
Premature Aging Makes You Appear Older Than Your True Age
Premature aging is defined by wrinkles and fine lines, discoloration, and skin laxity due to a loss of collagen, skin damage, or hormonal changes. Patients who appear decades older than their true age may consider plastic surgery to rejuvenate their appearance and restore self-confidence.
Find the Right Treatments With a San Diego Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Robert Kearney is a double-board-certified plastic surgeon with decades of experience. His expertise includes cosmetic procedures for the face, breasts, and body. He is especially skilled in endoscopic breast and face treatments, as well as skin rejuvenation.
To arrange a consultation, please contact our practice online or call 858-677-9352.