Aging happens to everyone, but that doesn’t mean you have to sit back and let it run its course. These days, there are many anti-aging procedures and anti-aging surgeries that can help restore a more youthful appearance.
Although no one can avoid the aging process, it doesn’t occur at the same rate or in the same areas for each person. Different treatments might be appropriate for different people. Get to know a few anti-aging surgeries and see if one or more is right for you.
As some people get older, their forehead is one of the first areas to show signs of aging. For some, it’s possible to develop a heavy brow that seems to hang over the eyes, making someone look tired or angry. Others develop creases and lines across the width of their forehead. A brow lift can help reduce the signs of aging on the upper part of the face, making you look not only more youthful, but also more well rested and less angry.
During the surgery, a surgeon might make the incisions just inside the scalp and use an endoscope (small camera) to complete the procedure. In some instances, a larger incision is needed. In that case, the surgeon might make an incision that stretches across the scalp, from one ear to the other.
Another anti-aging surgery is the eyelid lift, sometimes called blepharoplasty. While a brow lift focuses on lifting the area just above the eyes, an eyelid lift focuses on correcting signs of aging in the eyelids themselves. Depending on your needs, you can have an upper eyelid lift or a lower eyelid lift, or a surgery to correct both upper and lower lids.
When performed on the upper eyelids, the surgery can help to reduce sagging and drooping in the area. It can help you look more awake or more well rested, which can give you a younger appearance. In the lower eyelids, the surgery can help reduce under-eye bags and puffiness, also helping to make you look more awake and well-rested, and in turn, more youthful.
A facelift is often the surgery people think of first when they thing of anti-aging surgeries. But facelifts aren’t the right option for everyone. Usually, a facelift is ideal if you have significant signs of aging in the lower part of your face. The procedure is meant to reduce the appearance of jowls and to tighten skin and tissue in the lower part of the cheeks and chin and in the upper part of the neck.
Did you know that it’s not just your face that can make you look older? Certain areas of the body are also subject to the signs of aging, thanks to changes that occur over the course of your life (like weight loss or gain and pregnancy) and the effects of gravity.
For example, as you get older, you might notice that your breasts have lost some volume or that they are lower and saggier than they once were. You might find yourself needing to wear complicated push-up bras to keep your breasts up or that you’re reaching for padded bras more often than not.
Depending on your particular needs and breasts, a range of surgeries can help restore a more youthful figure. For example, breast augmentation can help restore volume that you might have lost due to weight loss or pregnancies. Breast augmentation can also be an option if you’ve long be unhappy with the size of your breasts.
Another breast surgery than can help you look more youthful is a breast lift. While augmentation changes the size of your breasts, a breast lift changes their position. If your breasts sag or droopy, a breast lift will help to elevate them, making them look perkier.
Which anti-aging surgery is right for you? It all depends on your goals and where you’re showing signs of aging. Houston-based, board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Vitenas can help you choose one or multiple surgeries that will help you reach your goals. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Vitenas, call 281-484-0088 today.