When is the Right Time to Have Cosmetic Surgery?

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Forehead

PROCEDURE: Botox®

OPTIMUM AGE: 35+

Typically permanent wrinkles don’t develop until your late 30s or early 40s. Botox®is best used only for lines that remain when the face is at rest.

Eyes

PROCEDURE: Eye lift

OPTIMUM AGE: 40

PROCEDURE: Blepharoplasty

OPTIMUM AGE: 19+

Lifting sagging eyelids or removing eye bags can make a big difference to your face. Most patients address this in their early 40s, but some inherit large bags under their eyes (think Bill Clinton), and the earlier these go, the better.

Face

PROCEDURE: Facelift

OPTIMUM AGE: 45

Most women have a facelift in their 50s or 60s, but in your 40s, your skin is still quite elastic, so the result is likely to be better without people noticing you had surgery.

Face

PROCEDURE: Dermal Fillers

OPTIMUM AGE: Mid 20’s-30’s

There are studies that show that early use of dermal filler products like Restylane® stimulate the production of fibroblasts which in turn create new collagen.

We have many patients in their mid-twenties to early thirties that have begun to use Botox® and dermal fillers at the earliest signs of wrinkle (and fold) development because that want to take a preventative approach.

Lips

PROCEDURE: Lip enhancement

OPTIMUM AGE: 30’s

The lips tend to start thinning from your late 20s, but it is not until your mid to late 30s that the effect is generally noticeable.

Dr. Diana Breister Ghosh is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the only plastic surgery board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties. She is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the San Diego Plastic Surgery Society, and is an expert in plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery.

Her specialized services include breast augmentation (including silicone breast implants), breast lift (mastopexy), tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), brow lift, and face/neck lift.

Dr. Breister Ghosh is also recognized as an expert in state-of-the-art surgical body modification, body contouring and soft tissue sculpting following bariatric and major weight loss surgery. Additionally, she excels in performing specialized facial procedures that help restore skin and aid in reducing effects of aging without surgery, including laser facial resurfacing, Botox®, Restylane®, Perlane®, Juvederm™ and Sculptra® and Bellafill®.