Posted April 27, 2015 in Facial Plastic Surgery
Most people wish that there was a magic potion that could keep them looking and feeling youthful. Unfortunately, there is no secret formula that can prevent aging. In fact, aging of one’s physical features is not only unavoidable, but it often happens much sooner than people imagine. Once patients reach their 50s, they look older on the outside than they feel on the inside. Plastic surgery procedures, such as a facelift to smooth and revitalize facial features, can help patients get back a more youthful glow. If you are looking for plastic surgery in your 50s, San Francisco plastic surgeon Kimberly Henry can enhance your natural beauty and reverse some of those unfortunate aesthetic effects of aging.
A facelift is one of the most common procedures for a patient to undergo once they reach their 50s. Because of the extensive use of facial muscles, as well as continual exposure from environmental elements, it is common for the earliest signs of aging to develop on the face. Many patients who are in their 50s will notice that skin elasticity is lost and facial features begin to sag as a result. Lines and wrinkles are other common complaints, along with loose skin. A facelift can lift, tighten, and smooth out the lower facial features. A facelift may be ideal for patients who wish to revitalize the cheeks, down to the mouth, chin, and lower neck.
For some patients who reach their 50s, the primary area of concern is the skin around the yes. Of all the areas of the face, the eyes are most likely to develop lines and wrinkles because they are used so often used to express feelings. A blepharoplasty, which is more commonly known as eyelid surgery, helps to soften and eliminate lines and wrinkles around the eyes, as well as eliminate puffy bags of skin. A blepharoplasty procedure can be performed to address concerns of either the upper and/or lower eyelids.
Although a facelift is great for revitalizing lower facial features, it will not do anything to address the upper face. If patients have lines, creases, or loose skin across the forehead (as is common for patients in their 50s), a brow lift is the ideal solution. A brow lift can smooth out the skin of the forehead, as well as lift the brows to a more youthful looking position. By correcting the brow area, Dr. Henry can significantly refresh a patient’s appearance.
While many signs of aging show around the face, it is also common for patients in their 50s to notice that it becomes more difficult to eliminate excess pockets of fat. These stubborn fat deposits can develop all over the body and are especially common in the abdomen, thighs, arms, and lower back. Liposuction can break up these fat deposits and remove them from the body permanently to restore a more toned and youthful appearance.
If you are in your 50s and are looking to achieve a more youthful and refreshed appearance, plastic surgery may be the ideal solution. Dr. Kimberly Henry offers a wide range of cosmetic procedures that can help patients to restore a more youthful aesthetic. Contact us to learn more about these plastic surgery procedures. We look forward to hearing from you!