The “Right Age” for Plastic Surgery

Many people whom I consult with at my Atlanta plastic surgery practice want to know whether they are the “right age” for surgery. Although there is no magic age for surgery, statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) may offer some guidance about common ages for certain procedures.

According to findings from the ASPS, the largest demographic of patients having cosmetic procedures ranges from ages 40 to 54. This group makes up 48% of patients who get surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic treatments.

Based on these trends, it seems the 40s is a good time to begin thinking about surgical and medical spa procedures. Of course, every individual has different needs. Begin by honestly assessing how you want to look now and in the years to come. Then discuss your goals with a board-certified plastic surgeon. He or she will be able to tell you what procedures would be best for you and what to expect from results.

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