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Age defying

Article-Age defying

Signs of significant aging may need surgical intervention now. Rejuvenate your body with breast reduction or lift, tummy tuck or liposuction. You are likely to avoid major interventions during this decade if you have had preventive maintenance procedures during your 30s and 40s. Don't "save up" for a facelift, but instead address smaller skin changes as they crop up. Your overall health begins to play an important part in making decisions about cosmetic procedures. Health concerns, such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and respiratory and cardiovascular problems can affect surgery and anesthesia.

Iook the best for your age and understand your body's limitations, our experts advise. Rejuvenation is an option, but with limits. The results with Botox, fillers and intense pulsed light (IPL) aren't as dramatic as in earlier decades, and if you've had no cosmetic surgery up until now, any procedure can look too drastic. If you have a history of smoking, excessive sun or tanning booth exposure, the effects now show. Overall health is more of a concern than in the 50s. Some typically routine office procedures could require a hospital stay if you have respiratory or cardiovascular problems. Or, you may have to settle for minimally invasive procedures that might not turn back the hands of time as far as you would like.

It's all about returning to your 20s! Many consider a "mommy makeover" after having kids, which can include a tummy tuck, liposuction and breast implants. Do you have spider veins? Now is a good time to have them removed. Body contouring after weight loss is also popular. If you're in your 30s, you may begin to consider surgical or noninvasive procedures if your face is beginning to show signs of aging, with crow's feet at the temples, eyelid wrinkles, age spots and nasolabial fold lines, which appear from the nostril to both outer corners of the mouth. Botox is a common first step, followed by fillers Restylane, Perlane or Juvéderm. If you have sun damage, it can be treated with chemical peels and noninvasive lasers, such as intense pulsed light (IPL).

Hold onto your youth! In demand are procedures to stave off aging, such as Botox, fillers, laser treatments and breast implants or lift. If you had smaller procedures in previous decades, then your skin may not need the more invasive procedures now. Watch for deeper lines on the face — the "11" between the eyebrows or parenthesis lines by the mouth. Botox and fillers work well there; for deeper wrinkles, try the more invasive fractionated laser. Brow lifts, eyelid tucks, neck lifts and facelifts are just the ticket for signs of aging that show up on the face during this decade, such as upper eyelid drooping, lower lid fat bags, early jowl formation, loss of cheek fat and wrinkles.

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