The Most Popular Cosmetic Procedures by Age

What age is the best for plastic surgery? We like to say that every age is an ideal age to take control of your appearance and create your best look. Whether you’re in your 20s or your 50s, there are cosmetic treatments to enhance your appearance and help you feel more confident and beautiful.

Let’s explore some of the most popular cosmetic treatments for each age group.

The Teens

Cosmetic surgery is rare during the teen years, except for one popular procedure: rhinoplasty. Surgeons performed more than 30,000 cosmetic rhinoplasties on teens during 2018, accounting for 14% of all rhinoplasties in the U.S.

Before Dr. Epstein will perform nasal surgery on a teen, he first examines the nose to make sure it is at its full adult size. Most commonly, teens have rhinoplasty performed at age 18 or 19. Younger teens are still growing and developing, and their noses are not typically ready for nasal surgery.

The 20s

Breast augmentation is overwhelmingly the most popular surgical cosmetic treatment for women in their 20s. Doctors perform nearly a third of all breast augmentations on women in this age group. The goal of this surgery is to increase breast size with implants. If you have naturally small breasts and would like a size increase, breast implants are one of the most effective ways to achieve your desired curves.

Non-surgical treatments are often a good fit for patients in this age group. In your 20s, your skin is healthy and vibrant. Using BOTOX®® and dermal fillers can help your skin stay at its best as you age.

The 30s

During their 30s, our patients love non-surgical injectable treatments. BOTOX® and fillers are some of the most popular treatments for this age group. Early signs of aging are starting to appear, and these cosmetic injectables help slow the aging process with minimal downtime and side effects.

Many of our patients in their 30s request mommy makeovers. This procedure combines cosmetic treatments like breast surgery and abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) to restore the body after pregnancy and breastfeeding.

The 40s

In your 40s, signs of aging start to be unmistakeable, and we have a host of available treatments to help you turn back the clock.

For sagging eyelids or bags under the eyes, consider eyelid surgery with Dr. Epstein. Blepharoplasty removes skin and fat from the upper or lower eyelids. This treatment can smooth wrinkles around the eyes and address undereye bags and sagging.

Cosmetic injectables remain popular for patients in their 40s.

The 50s and Beyond

As you get older, your face changes significantly. We have many treatments available to address these facial changes. Some of the most popular cosmetic surgeries for patients in their 50s include:

  • Facelift
  • Browlift
  • Tummy tuck
  • Liposuction

Laser rejuvenation and cosmetic injectables can also reverse the signs of aging and help maintain a youthful appearance.

Whatever your age, call MAE Plastic Surgery at (847) 205-1680 to learn more about plastic surgery in Chicago.