Plastic Surgery By Age Statistics – Which Procedure is Most Popular By Age?
Plastic surgery is continuing to gain in frequency and popularity. In 2013 alone, there were 15.1 million cosmetic surgery procedures, up 3% from the previous year.
Each phase of life comes with different focuses when it comes to cosmetic surgery. We wanted to share what plastic surgery procedures are most popular by age using both anecdotal evidence from our own practice – Janiga MDs in Reno, NV – and facts from the 2013 Plastic Surgery Statistic Report.
Age Range: 20’s – 30’s
The most common plastic surgery procedures for people in their 20s and 30s that we see at Janiga MDs include breast augmentation and rhinoplasty. In this age group there are a large portion of people wanting to improve on what nature has given them.
According to the survey, what we see in our offices is right on point with trends across the country as the #1 cosmetic procedures for the 20-35 age group are breast augmentations, rhinoplasty and lipsuction.
Age Range: 30’s – 40’s
As our patients get into the later 30s and early 40s one of the most common cosmetic procedures we see in our Reno, NV plastic surgeon offices is the mommy makeover, as women would like to help their body return to its pre-pregnancy state once they are done having children.
The mommy makeover cosmetic surgery in Reno includes a breast lift as well as a tummy tuck as these are the two most common areas that change with pregnancy. The breast lift can be done alone or in combination with a breast augmentation depending on your specific body type.
Many 30 to 40 year olds also like Botox and laser resurfacing as the sun damage starts to accumulate, especially living here in Reno at high elevations, and we start to notice the early changes of aging. Prevention is the key in this age group.
According to the survey, liposuction and under eye surgery (blepharoplasty) are also popular cosmetic surgery procedures for the 30-40 year old age group.
Age Range: 50+
As women and men continue to mature, the 50s and 60s are a common time in our offices for facelift and fat injection procedures. As patients age, gravity and sun damage take its toll and they begin to experience volume loss and skin laxity.
Small amount of Liposuction can be performed on the thigh, tummy, or back area to remove fat that can then be placed into the face for volume replacement. The benefits of using your own fat for transfer is that there is a large portion of stem cells in this fat that is transferred which also gives a smoothing and rejuvenating component to the skin texture itself. The laxity of skin is then improved with the facelift component.
The 2013 Plastic Surgery Statistics report says the 50+ age group commonly gets facelifts and hair transplant procedures as well. Botox, fillers and chemical peels are also popular treatments.
If you’re interested in seeing what cosmetic surgery procedures may be right for your age, please make a consultation at Janiga MDs. I will give you a specific recommendation based on your age, body type and desires.
~ Dr. Timothy Janiga