Many mothers and their adult daughters share so much more than genetics – they confide in each other, they share common interests and goals, and sometimes, they share a desire to maintain a radiant and younger-looking appearance. Fortunately, they can also share the experience of aesthetic rejuvenation, because there’s a wide number of cosmetic procedures which can address the many signs of aging at every stage of the game, from the first crow’s feet to sagging jowls.
If Mom is in her 60s or 70s and Daughter is in her 40s…
…a traditional facelift is likely to give Mom the significant results she’s looking for if she has moderate to severe skin laxity. During this ever-popular surgery, excess sagging skin is removed to give the overall face a firmer and younger look, while underlying facial tissue can be lifted and repositioned for ideal proportions. Daughter, on the other hand, may be approaching the age for milder surgeries like my Band Aid procedures. Selecting the right one will depend on where her signs of aging have developed. For instance, if she’s bothered by bags under her eyes or by sagging skin above her eyelids, Band Aid Eyelid Surgery may be the best choice, or if she’s more concerned about deep wrinkles on her forehead and a drooping brow line, the Band Aid Brow Lift would be more suited to her needs. However, choosing a procedure depends not on age itself but on a patient’s specific signs of aging, so even women in their 70s may be good candidates for Band Aid plastic surgeries.
If Mom is in her 50s and Daughter is in her 30s…
…Mom may be a great candidate for a Band Aid Facelift. As one of my most popular surgeries, the Band Aid Facelift is minimally invasive and is performed in-office with gentle numbing rather than requiring general anesthesia. As with my other Band Aid plastic surgeries, this procedure depends on how advanced the signs of aging has become, and it allows for natural-looking results with significantly less recovery time and cost than a comprehensive facelift. Daughter, however, is in the earlier stages of the aging process and is likely to be a better candidate for non-surgical facial rejuvenation. Depending on her needs, this could involve cosmetic facial injections (like Botox®, Dysport®, Restylane®, Juvéderm®, and Radiesse®), Band Aid Laser Skin Resurfacing, Band Aid Skin Tightening, or skin treatments like chemical peels and microdermabrasion.
While these suggestions can be helpful, remember that everyone ages in their own unique way, and your ideal cosmetic procedure will depend on a combination of your aesthetic concerns, medical needs, and other priorities, so the order and timing of your procedures could be completely different than the examples above. Some patients begin Botox® or other non-surgical treatments as early as their 20s to keep early signs of aging at bay, and for some, a Band Aid Facelift is the first cosmetic procedure they receive, using other procedures in the years to come in order to address new wrinkles and laxity as they arise and to keep their results in tip-top shape. Facial rejuvenation procedures are not age-dependent; they’re patient-dependent. If someone is 70 and does not have significant laxity, then a Band Aid Facelift can be perfect, while someone who is 50 and has extensive laxity may be ideally suited for a traditional facelift.
Regardless of where a mother and daughter are in the aging process, the vast number of facial rejuvenation options allows us to provide the best balance for each specific situation. To start discussing how I can help you become your most confident and beautiful self, schedule a consultation with me, Dr. John LeRoy. Or, for more helpful tips and information about plastic surgery, follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.