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Striving to Look 45

Houston 60 Year Old Woman Looks 45There are a number of plastic surgery trends that get reported in an average year – such as most popular procedure, who’s having what done, and the usual rash of ‘new’ techniques and procedures that have evocative names like the ‘Vampire Facelift’.   But the UK Daily Mail newspaper has reported that in a New York Times interview, Dr. Macrene Alexiades-Armenakas has noticed some interesting new trends in her clientele. For example, many of her clients in the over-60 age group have decided that they would rather have their age suspended at 45 or thereabouts than try to return to some kind of eternal 30-something.

This marks a bit of a change from the usual idea that people have of women wanting to try and look as young as possible to hold on to their husbands, or actresses wanting to stay in younger roles for as long as possible.   Of course, one of the reasons might be because more and more businesswomen (and businessmen) tend to use cosmetic surgery – invasive and noninvasive – as a routine way to fix any signs of exhaustion. On top of which, at age 45, you’re just old enough to command respect, whilst remaining in an attractive age group. It’s not uncommon for Dr. Alexiades-Armenakas’ clients to ask that she leave in a few light wrinkles to complete the effect, and make it look more natural.   And that’s the key to any good surgery – keeping it natural.

As Dr. Alexiades-Armenakas herself points out, over compensation “becomes like an artificial tree”. At a given moment in time, too much plastic surgery, and not enough attention to the natural aging process, just means that you look as fake as a tree that has green leaves and a brown trunk. It doesn’t bear close inspection, and nor does an obviously rejuvenated face.   There are women who specifically go for that look, of course. But it can lack personality and energy, and the one thing that modern customers want more than anything is to look like they’re bubbling over with energy, even when they’re overworked and overstressed.

The modern look is energetic, professional, and sophisticated, vital to those working into their 60s alongside the bright young things of tomorrow. One wonders just how long it will be before the 30-somethings decide that they want to look like a sleek and sophisticated permanent 45, too!   To learn more about any aspect of cosmetic and plastic surgery, including facelifts and noninvasive cosmetic surgery procedures, contact Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery of Houston, Texas, at (281) 484-0088.