Did you know that Americans between the ages 35-50 made up 45 percent of cosmetic procedures – surgical and non-surgical – performed in 2014? And it’s no wonder. Youth is touted everywhere we look. And even those celebs who’ve reached the half-century milestone – Sandra Bullock, Cindy Crawford, and Halle Berry to name a few – look better than ever.
Aging can be difficult for people – women and men alike. Many of our patients at Parker Plastic Surgery who fall into this age group are currently opting for more non-invasive procedures like Voluma and Juvederm to add volume that’s been lost to aging. Chemical peels and Botox are also popular options. And when patients do opt for surgery, it’s most often eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty. And they are always amazed at how much younger and refreshed they look afterwards.
The numbers are in, and for 2015, Breast Augmentation tops the list as the most performed cosmetic surgery in the United States. With a whopping 279,143 procedures performed, breast augmentation maintained its long-running number one spot ahead of liposuction (with 222,051 surgeries performed). Rounding out the top five are 3) rhinoplasty or nose surgery, 4) blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery and 5) tummy tuck.
Breast augmentation uses breast implants (either saline or silicone gel) to enhance the size and shape of a woman’s breasts. And it’s no wonder that it continues to be so popular. Our patients who have undergone this procedure often say that they feel more self-confident and have an improved self-image. A breast augmentation can help balance out a woman’s figure as well as increase the fullness and projection of the breasts – especially after volume loss as a result of pregnancy or weight loss.
If you’d like to learn more about breast augmentation, we invite you to schedule your free consultation and sizing appointment. Give us a call at 706.543.0404 and ask to speak with Katie Garmon, our patient care coordinator.
The eyes are one of the first areas of the face to show the signs of aging, which can be anything from fine lines and wrinkles to more severe under-eye bags, hollows and crepe-y skin. We’ve addressed a couple of the aging-eye problems with our Latisse & Teamine Duo, but if you feel you might want to go a step further, there are additional options.
If you have dark circles and under-eye hollows then Juvederm, a dermal filler, may be a good option as it can be injected along the bone to plump up the area. Because Juvederm adds volume, the right amount can help camouflage depressions and dark under-eye circles.
If you have heavy bags and loose skin, a lower eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty should be considered. When the under eyes are accompanied by heavier bags and skin that has lost its elasticity, the only way to correct the problem is with surgery. During this surgery, fat is repositioned and excess skin is removed to give a tighter, more youthful look all around.
When your eyes look younger, you will, too. If you’d like to find out about any of these procedures or schedule your free consultation, call Katie, our patient care coordinator, at 706.543.0404 or email her at email@example.com.