Top Procedures for People 50 and Over

Top Procedures for People 50 and OverIf you are in your 50s or older, you might find the recently published list of the most popular cosmetic procedures for people older than 50 interesting. The list was put together by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the findings are based on plastic surgery statistics from 2011. Below are some of the most popular facial plastic surgery procedures featured on the list.

Botox

Botox has become the most commonly performed non-surgical aesthetic procedure, and works by relaxing and reducing the activity of muscles. This, in turn, improves the appearance of wrinkles. Botox is a great solution for treating expression lines around the eyes.

Chemical Peels

A chemical peel is a facial treatment that uses a solution to improve and smooth the texture of your skin by removing the damaged outer layers. Facial chemical peels are helpful for those individuals with facial blemishes, wrinkles and uneven skin pigmentation. A chemical peel is one of the least invasive ways to improve the texture and appearance of your skin.

Fillers

As we age, our faces begin to show the effects of gravity. The underlying tissues that keep our skin looking youthful begin to break down, often leaving laugh lines, smile lines, and facial creases over the areas where muscle movement occurs. Fillers like Juvederm, Restylane, Sculptra and Radiesse can help fill in these lines and creases, restoring a smoother, more youthful-looking appearance.

Facelift

This cosmetic surgery procedure is used to help you achieve a more youthful appearance. The technical name for a facelift is rhytidectomy, which literally means surgical removal of wrinkles. It usually involves the removal of excess facial skin and the tightening of underlying structural tissues. To achieve the best results, surgical facelifts are often combined with fillers or fat grafting, which restore volume to the face.

Chin Augmentation

The goal of cosmetic surgery is to improve the overall appearance of the face to make you feel more comfortable with your looks. In many cases, the symmetry of the face may be thrown out of kilter by an overly prominent chin, or by a hidden or sunken chin. Either of these conditions can be corrected with a chin augmentation.

If you are in your 50s or older and are considering facial rejuvenation procedures, schedule a consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh today by calling 310.461.0303.