12/18/2022, 00:20 AM, Photo: Reproduction.
More and more men and women are seeking to improve their appearance through beauty products, cosmetic procedures, and plastic surgery. And this search will happen earlier and before that. (read more below)
But is there an appropriate age for plastic surgery? According to the SBCP (Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery), the number of adolescents between the ages of 13 and 18 who have undergone plastic surgery has increased in recent years. Among the influencing factors are the opinion of friends and the standard of beauty imposed by fashion shows, series, social networks and advertising campaigns. (read more below)
Not knowing the best age for plastic surgery or whether there is a minimum age for plastic surgery is a factor that keeps many people away from procedures that can correct health problems, contribute to self-esteem, and improve quality of life.
Regardless of the surgery, it is essential to seek out a plastic surgeon to assess the expectations and compare them with the possible outcome that can be obtained.
The most popular plastic surgeries are:
- breast augmentation;
- eyelid surgery;
- tummy tuck
Children and adolescents
RhinoplastyIt is common practice to perform rhinoplasty when the nose is disproportionate to the face and the patient does not want to leave the house or go to school, which may harm his education. This procedure usually takes place after adolescence, and can be performed from the age of 15, but it does not necessarily have an ideal age.
Otoplasty (to correct the “protruding ear”): Indicated from the age of 7, to prevent a child from being bullied at school, and receiving nicknames that might cause unnecessary trauma. (read more below)
Breast surgery (breast augmentation and reduction): Some teenage women also undergo breast reduction surgery, as they often have huge or even gigantic breasts (gigantomastia, weighing more than 1 kg each), which impairs posture and social interaction.
There is a high demand for breast augmentation, usually by inserting a silicone breast implant. It should be noted that these surgeries are always done with the consent of the parents or a legal representative, but the will must come from the teen himself.
Abdominoplasty and liposuction It is indicated six months after the birth of the babies. This is the recommended time to have a “mommy makeover” (“mommy makeover,” in translation into Portuguese, which is beginning to gain popularity in the United States to name the association of certain plastic surgery procedures that address the contouring of a woman’s body after pregnancy). (read more below)
Despite being a sublime moment in a woman’s life, the effects of pregnancy and breastfeeding on the body are many. To transform sagging abdomen and breasts, this set of surgeries has been created, which consists of mammoplasty (with or without implants) + tummy tuck + waist liposuction.
Facial plastic surgery, wrinkle removal or facelift (smoothing wrinkles on the face and neck) and blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), It usually has a better result when it is performed on people in their 40s and 50s. In this range, the patient already shows some signs of facial aging, sagging or increased skin, but still has good skin elasticity. Therefore, the expected outcome tends to be satisfactory.
The third era
The most common surgery at this point is blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), followed by wrinkle removal (face surgery), liposuction and mammoplasty (breast lift).
Another very popular surgery for elderly patients is facial plastic surgery. It provides a natural rejuvenation, as excess skin and fat accumulations are removed in some areas such as under the eyes, chin, jawline and neck. (read more below)
In some cases, this fat is transferred, giving a more symmetrical and defined contour. This procedure is very suitable for people with weak skin.
Cosmetic procedures performed on an outpatient basis basically have three treatment options: fillers or biostimulators called injections, botulinum toxin, and sutures.
Fillers are used to fill in the grooves that are those natural depressions of the face, like a Chinese mustache. It restores the volume of the facial area because over time and with age there is a loss of facial volume mainly in the malar area and cheekbones and with the procedure one tries to give volume and fullness so that the face has a new, younger shape. appearance.
A biostimulator is a substance that is applied under the skin and subcutaneous fat that generates an inflammatory process in the area to which it is applied, stimulating collagen formation. Collagen is a protein produced by the body, which is responsible for maintaining skin firmness and firmness. Over time, production decreases, and yet sagging and wrinkles begin to appear.
Botulinum toxin is a substance that temporarily paralyzes the muscles where it is applied. Reduces facial muscle contraction, and relieves expression wrinkles such as wrinkles and lines on the forehead and neck, and wrinkles in the center of the eyes. She raises her eyebrows, thus bringing back the skin more freshness and comfort.
Preserving sutures or stimulation sutures that are produced from PDO, a biocompatible material used for over 30 years in medicine in surgical suture sutures. They are used by stretching the skin, in a minimally invasive procedure that the doctor determines the contours of the face, especially the lower jaw and improves the malar area.
The disadvantage of these procedures is that they last for a short time, but they are much cheaper than facial surgery. Usually, the average duration is 18 months, depending on the habits and characteristics of each patient. (read more below)
For professionals, no matter what stage you want to have any type of cosmetic procedure in, common sense should prevail and a few questions should be asked:
Evaluate the source of the desire for surgery or a cosmetic procedure. Does it come from dissatisfaction with one’s self-image, or is it a charge imposed by the environment?
psychological maturity. You must be prepared for the post-operative period. Dealing with failures or failures to anticipate.
Source: Live Well
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