Survey Says: 30% of Women Over 40 Want a FaceLift

According to a new survey, over a third of women over 40 are concerned enough about their appearance that they would definitely consider plastic surgery if they could afford it. The average age the women surveyed believed was the best age for plastic surgery is 52, 41 weeks and four days. Also, according to those surveyed, 20% of the surveyed women between 40 and 60 said they would gladly get a face lift to smooth out the signs of aging if money were no object.

In my Bakersfield plastic surgery practice, women start coming to us on a regular basis in their early 30’s, principally to put off facial rejuvenation surgery, such as a face lift, by having dermal fillers and Botox injections, as well as facial treatments with our aesthetician, Terra. Through the judicious use of these facial treatments, patients can forestall the need for more invasive treatments for many years.

Did you know that dermal fillers, for example, can be injected to lift the cheek area, which also lifts the jowls, one of the first signs in an aging face? It’s true. You can literally have a “liquid facelift” through the proper placement of these fillers, all without surgery. Now, eventually, aging will continue to the point where even the best and best-placed fillers won’t do the trick, and at that time you’ll need to decide whether or not you want to have surgical face lift. However, as fillers become more and more advanced, that stage is put off longer and longer. If you aren’t certain whether your facial aging can be managed with fillers vs surgery, give Terra a call and ask for her consultation. I can also examine your face to help you understand your options.

What do you think about this? Are you taking advantage of skin treatments and dermal fillers to put off surgery until much later?

To your health & wellness,

Dr. Vip Dev


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