Plastic Surgery for Different Age Groups By Dr. William Cohen on September 28, 2017

A middle-aged woman looking at the cameraPeople throughout Orange County often ask us what surgery or non-surgical procedure is right for them. Custom care can really unlock your inner beauty. Part of that means tailoring treatments to the age of the patients.

Let's take a moment to consider the ideal facial cosmetic surgery and body sculpting procedures for people at different ages.

Plastic Surgery for Minors

While plastic surgery is often associated with adult needs, children may undergo surgery for reconstructive or cosmetic reasons.

  • Cleft Palate Surgery – If a child is born with e cleft palate, a cosmetic surgeon can perform a cosmetic/reconstructive surgery to improve the appearance of the upper lip.

  • Ear Pinning/Otoplasty – When a child has ears that are too large or too prominent, ear pinning or reshaping surgery can address these matters and prevent the child from being teased or bullied.

Plastic Surgery in Your 20s

During a person's twenties, they rarely have to worry about wrinkles and lines. In addition to peels and facials, some of the most common procedures include the following:

  • Breast Augmentation/Breast Implants – Breast augmentation surgery can enhance a patient's bustline, making their figure more shapely in the process.

  • Rhinoplasty (Nose Job) – For large, crooked, uneven, or problematic noses, a rhinoplasty is generally a good idea. The surgery can also help resolve respiratory issues.

  • Liposuction – When pockets of fat will not respond to a good diet and regular exercise, liposuction can help you have a trimmer and more athletic figure.

Plastic Surgery in Your 30s

During a person's thirties, lines and wrinkles begin to show up as do some early effects of aging. Common treatments include the following:

  • Cosmetic Injectables – Rather than undergo surgery for lines and wrinkles, many people in their thirties and even forties opt for cosmetic injections, such as dermal fillers and other kinds of cosmetic injections.

  • Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) – For stretchmarks, drooping, and sagging of the lower stomach area, an tummy tuck is an ideal option. This will help tighten up the abdominal area for a more ideal figure.

  • Mommy Makeovers – Pregnancy and childbirth can lead to many changes in your appearance. A mommy makeover helps tighten skin and restore a woman's appearance to what it was before having a baby.

Plastic Surgery in Your 40s

During a person's forties, lines become more apparent and wrinkles begin to deepen. Thankfully there are many ways to reverse the signs of aging.

  • Facelift and Brow Lift – For crow's feet and lines and wrinkles of the mid and upper face, facelift and brow lift are ideal options to consider.

  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) – When bags form below the eyes or when the upper eyelids start to sag, there is cosmetic eyelid surgery. These procedures help make the area around the eyes look refreshed.

  • Breast Lift – Sagging of the breasts is common during advanced age. A breast lift can make drooping breasts appear pert and firm again.

Plastic Surgery in Your 50s

Aging becomes more pronounced in the fifties, particularly in the lower face. That's why two surgeries in particular are ideal when people reach this stage of life.

  • Lower Face Lift – The lower face lift is a way to fight the sagging of the cheeks and the formation of jowls. This is an excellent solution for tightening the jawline.

  • Neck Lift – Loose neck skin can lead to a poor overall appearance. The neck lift can remove this excess skin and help you look years younger.

Can You Be Too Old for Plastic Surgery?

No necessarily, though many people of advanced age do experience health issues that may make surgery a poor idea. During a consultation in person, we can determine if cosmetic surgery or non-surgical treatments may be right for you and your needs.


For more information about the right surgical treatments for you, your needs, and your age group, we encourage you to contact our advanced cosmetic plastic surgery center today. We will work with your to develop a custom treatment plan that helps you look your very best.

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Dr. William C. Cohen specializes in facial plastic surgery and ear, nose, and throat surgery. He is proud to be affiliated with the:

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American Osteopathic Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
  • Orange County Osteopathic Medical Association
  • Orange County Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
  • Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California

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