The Most Common Plastic Surgeries for Each Age Group

Plastic surgery has taken the health industry by storm. In fact, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reported that over 15.6 million cosmetic procedures were performed in 2014 alone, which is an increase of 3 percent since 2013. Based on what I’ve seen in my own practice and statistics from plastic surgeons across the country, there’s no doubt that these figures will continue to rise in 2015 and beyond.

Realizing the tremendous number of people turning to plastic surgery, I thought it would be interesting to take a closer look at the most popular plastic surgeries for each age group. While the following is representative of the most popular procedures for a given age range, this of course doesn’t mean that the procedures are not performed outside of these ranges.


Ages 13 through 19
Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, is most popular among patients between the ages of 13 and 19. Out of all body parts, the nose will change the least throughout a person’s lifetime. In most cases, the nose has stopped growing by the age of 13. Throughout my career, I have performed hundreds of rhinoplasties on teenagers, all of whom have gone through puberty and have parental consent, and the results have been excellent. Not only does rhinoplasty correct the size and shape of the nose, but this surgery has also been shown to help teens gain greater confidence and self-esteem as they navigate adolescence.

Breast Augmentation

Ages 20 through 29
Women in their 20’s seem to be most interested in breast augmentation. At this age, women often feel as if their image is everything, especially when it comes to their social and professional lives. Having a fuller, shapelier bust is something that is very important to this age group. Women are seeking larger breasts not only to boost their level of confidence, but many also express a desire to help balance the proportion of their fully grown bodies.


Ages 30-39
Liposuction is quite common among men and women in their 30s. During this phase of life, the metabolism slows down significantly, which can cause weight gain and excess fat, even if diet and exercise levels have remained the same. Unfortunately, certain parts of the body tend to store stubborn fat that is very hard to lose. When a healthy diet and exercise don’t seem to be working, liposuction offers a successful solution.

Eyelid and Brow Lift Surgery

Ages 40-54
During the 40s and 50’s, folks begin to notice that time no longer stands still. The signs of aging are readily displayed on the face, specifically through the eyes, the eyebrows and the forehead, giving a tired or sad appearance. It’s not surprising that those in this age bracket turn to eyelid and/or eyebrow lifting surgery to minimize these obvious signs of aging.


Ages 55+
Patients over the age of 55 have been gravitating towards facelifts for years. During this stage of life, there are many areas of the face that would benefit from the rejuvenation power of a facelift. A facelift provides patients with a more youthful appearance by addressing the jowls, deflated cheeks, and the droopiness around the corners of the mouth. Many also consider a neck lift at this time, to smooth and tighten a saggy neck. The results can turn back the clock by 10-15 years or more!

If you are interested in learning more about any of these procedures or potential alternatives, I’d be happy to meet with you.