If you want to change something about your appearance, you may wonder which facial plastic surgery procedures may be right for you.
This article is purely for educational purposes and helps you get started as you research your options for plastic surgery in your 30s. Please see a skilled plastic surgeon or your doctor for more tailored advice.
Facial Plastic Surgery Procedures for People in Their 30s
People of just about any age may feel self-conscious about their noses. Rhinoplasty, or a nose job, is sought after whether you don’t like the nose you were born with or whether injury changed the shape of your nose.
You can reshape your nose, change its size, smooth out any bumps and humps, reshape the tip or bridge, or narrow the nostril span through plastic surgery. Incisions are often made inside the nostril or base of the nose, allowing the cartilage and bone to be sculpted into the desired form. No wonder it is one of the most popular facial procedures for adults of any age.
Eyelid Plastic Surgery
Some people are born with droopy eyelids or develop loose skin around the eyes early. Often, the concern is purely cosmetic, but not always. Loose or excess skin around the eyes can even interfere with vision, depending on the severity of the problem.
The skin around the eyes is thinner and more sensitive than the skin elsewhere on your face. So it is often the first place to show signs of aging, even as early as your 30s for some people.
Eyelid plastic surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a procedure that can address droopy or puffy eyelids. It achieves this by eliminating surplus fat, skin, and, in some cases, muscle, resulting in a rejuvenated and well-rested look. Targeting areas of excessive puffiness and firming the skin surrounding the eyes can make you look more alert and vibrant without altering your natural features.
People age at different rates. Sometimes, someone who ages a little faster may opt for a mini-facelift to help them feel like they look more their age (or younger). Sometimes people who have lost a lot of weight find that their face looks bigger and older than its years. A mini facelift can tighten sagging skin for a tighter and more youthful look.
Some people find areas of their upper face sag more than they like, even if they are still young. A forehead lift can smooth, lift, and tighten the forehead.
Some issues that forehead lift surgery can achieve include:
- Sagging eyebrows that need a list
- Horizontal brow lines
- Vertical frown lines
- The wrinkle between the eyes or 11’s
- Place the eyebrows in a more alert-looking position
Your Next Step: Schedule a Consultation
These are just a few of the procedures available. In addition, some use nonsurgical procedures like injectable fillers to enhance or improve specific facial features. The best way to explore your options is by booking a consultation with a skilled plastic surgeon.
Please discuss your hopes, aesthetic goals, budget, lifestyle, and concerns with your plastic surgeon during this consultation. Your surgeon will guide you through your options. Be sure to look at before and after pictures of the surgeon’s previous work so you can get a clear idea about the type of results you can expect. A plastic surgeon with a keen aesthetic eye can help you avoid overdoing it and other mistakes.
Preparing for Plastic Surgery
During your consultation, your plastic surgeon will want to make sure that you are healthy enough for elective surgery like plastic surgery. Please be candid about your medical history, any undiagnosed symptoms you may be experiencing, and the medications you take. If you are a smoker, please stop at least a couple of months before your operation. Smoking gets in the way of your body’s natural healing process and makes elective surgery more dangerous.
Most surgeons prefer every patient to have a relatively healthy body mass index before elective surgery. This isn’t just gatekeeping; it represents a safety concern as it is hard to get anesthetic dosing right when somebody has an especially high BMI. You may need to lose weight before you have plastic surgery, including facial plastic surgery.
Surgical procedures require downtime for healing and recovery. Right after the surgery, you may experience facial swelling, tenderness, bruising, and other side effects. Plan to take time off work to allow for recovery. Ask your plastic surgeon what kind of timeline you can expect for recovery. This will vary by the procedure as well as your genetics and overall health.
To prepare a plan to take time off work. Also, stock up on easy-to-prepare low-sodium foods. Ask your plastic surgeon whether there is any specific dietary advice you should follow. You may need to find a different way to handle bathing, showering and personal care. Be sure to ask about that and any other activities you may need to alter while you are recovering. Most likely, your surgeon will prescribe pain medication for those first few days or weeks after your surgery. Please carefully follow any instructions you were given for your own safety and well-being.
Many people like to stock up on Light entertainment, update their Netflix queue, download some podcasts, or buy audiobooks to entertain them while they recuperate from surgery. Chances are you will need to avoid vigorous activity, cleaning, and exercise for at least a few weeks.
If you live in the Charlotte, NC, area and are interested in plastic surgery, contact Charlotte Plastic Surgery. We have been a trusted name in the Charlotte area for decades. We feel privileged to help community members look and feel their best and most confident. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.
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