By Sacha Obaid
From grandchildren to retirement, growing old comes with lots of joys. But it also means the onset of wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin. No matter how much effort you put into caring for yourself as you age, it’s impossible to completely avoid the effects of aging. Fortunately, cosmetic surgery offers a way to restore what natural aging tends to take away: the youthful vitality that is communicated to yourself and the rest of the world by the way you look.
Below we discuss the benefits plastic surgery offers as you age. Afterwards, we think you’ll agree: There is no maximum age for plastic surgery, and nobody is too old for a boost of youth.
Look as good as you feel.
As human life expectancy continues to trend upwards, more and more people are looking to maintain active and healthy social lives well into their seventies and beyond. And an important part of an active life is looking the part. After all, going out is a lot more fun when you look as good on the outside as you feel on the inside.
By investing in a cosmetic operation, you can fight the effects of aging and give yourself a new look that matches the life you want to live. Rejuvenate your face with laser resurfacing or a chemical peel and smooth out your skin to reveal the younger, healthier tissue underneath. Or go further with a full facelift and transform your face into a picture of youth that expresses your internal vitality.
Boost self-esteem and confidence.
For many people, presenting a healthy and attractive self to the world each and every day is very important. It shouldn’t be surprising, then, that aging is often associated with feelings of depression, anxiety, and loss of self-esteem—feelings influenced in no small part by the visible changes the body undergoes with age.
Plastic surgery can help give you a body you can display with pride. For women, breast and buttocks lifts are a great way to reduce the unfortunate sagging that comes with age. Men should consider breast reductions to tighten breast tissue and create a flatter (and more flattering) chest. Each of these procedures has the potential to dramatically alter your figure and restore your confidence in your appearance.
Find a mate.
Whether you’re 25 or 75, nobody wants to be alone. Having a loving partner to share your days with is a key part of a happy and fulfilling life. Unfortunately, due to age-related weight gain (which can occur even if you maintain a healthy diet and exercise regularly) many men and women in their 50s, 60s, and beyond find themselves lacking the confidence to begin new relationships.
Cosmetic surgery can help give you the shapely figure you may want to find (or keep!) a mate. A well-targeted session of body-contouring liposuction, for instance, can eliminate stubborn fat deposits, slimming you down and making your body shine. When combined with a tummy tuck to tighten your stomach, liposuction offers a great way for the older dating crowd to present youthful physiques that match their vibrant, energetic personalities.