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Plastic Surgery Through the Ages

As an experienced San Francisco cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Joel Beck and his medical team understand the unique aesthetic needs of patients of all ages. Regardless of your age, there are procedures to help you look and feel your best. Plastic surgery is not about perfection; it is about accentuating natural beauty and making you feel vibrant and attractive at every stage of your life.

Please read the paragraphs below to learn about the most popular plastic surgery procedures among cosmetic surgery patients in specific age groups.

In Your Teens – Fitting In

As physical appearance begins to mature and take its permanent form, this is the time to correct congenital deformities and facial features, such as the ears and the nose. In fact, many otoplasty (ear surgery) procedures are performed on children well before they reach the teen years to correct overly large or protrusive ears. Rhinoplasty (nose reshaping surgery) and male breast reduction for the treatment of gynecomastia are also high on the list of treatments for teens. These procedures allow teens to fit in and avoid teasing and self-esteem issues caused by aesthetic concerns such as protruding ears, oddly shaped noses or, for boys, feminine-looking chests.

In Your 20s – It's All About Healthy, Beautiful Skin

Individuals in their 20s are generally focused on fixing a specific part of their body or face in order to feel more self-confident. Many young women opt for breast augmentation surgery to enhance the appearance of their bustline. While rhinoplasty remains a popular plastic surgery procedure among those in their 20s, other common enhancements include skin care treatments to combat acne scars, poor skin texture and other skin irregularities. This is generally achieved through non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments such as laser skin resurfacing, facial laser hair removal with IPL therapy, chemical peels and scar revision procedures.

In Your 30s – Accentuating Natural Beauty

As the early 30s approach, men and women often find themselves examining their body and wanting to improve many areas. Breast enhancement procedures such as breast augmentation and breast lift remain popular among women. In addition, the mid and late 30s are marked by subtle facial signs of aging that are often treated with facial injectables such as Botox and dermal fillers, including Juvederm and Radiesse.

In Your 40s – Feeling Attractive, Vibrant and Desired

The 40s are all about preventing premature aging and restoring the figure after pregnancy, weight gain or weight loss. This age group is usually the most aggressive when it comes to cosmetic surgery procedures. Mommy makeover surgery, liposuction, breast lift, tummy tuck and post-bariatric body contouring help individuals in their 40s restore their youthful appearance and look as vibrant on the outside as they feel on the inside. Facelift surgery, forehead lift and eyelid lift become excellent treatment options as individuals approach their 50s. In addition, patients in their 40s are frequent consumers of Botox, dermal fillers and other skin care treatments that can help them appear younger.

In Your 50s, 60s and Beyond – Restoring Youthfulness

The 50s, 60s and beyond are all about facial rejuvenation and reducing the appearance of aged, sagging skin affecting many parts of the body. Individuals in this age group often undergo full face lift procedures, eyelid lift treatments, Botox injection and other facial rejuvenation treatments. For the body, eliminating sagging skin is achieved through arm lift surgery, thigh lift and full body lift, if necessary.

As a leading Bay Area plastic surgeon serving patients throughout San Francisco, San Jose, San Mateo and the surrounding area, Dr. Joel Beck, along with his outstanding medical team, uses his advanced clinical skills and years of experience to guide you through every stage of your life and keep you looking refreshed, vibrant and beautiful.

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