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Plastic Surgery Through the Ages

pasgCosmetic medical care includes many treatments and procedures, from nonsurgical beauty treatments to more invasive surgical procedures. Board certified plastic surgeons like Dr. Braithwaite and Dr. Cobbins are uniquely qualified to guide patients as they choose what is right for them, at any age.

For more procedural information or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Braithwaite or Dr. Cobbins, please contact our Chicago office today.

Teens

teensYoung people often feel self-conscious about their appearance if they look markedly different than their peers. Physical differences such as protruding ears, skin disorders, and male breasts often distract teens from focusing on school, sports, and socializing. Minimally invasive procedures like laser hair removal and medical skin care products can improve skin health and appearance during these formative years. And more invasive procedures can safely reshape noses, reset ears, and balance uneven breasts, allowing teens to feel more comfortable with their appearance. While the full range of adult procedures is not appropriate for younger people, qualified plastic surgeons are a tremendous resource while gathering information and seeking advice.

20s

20sYoung adults want to look their best as they enter the adult world. Younger parents want to maintain a youthful look for as long as they can. With fully developed bodies, younger adults have many procedure options open to them. The time might just be right to get that rhinoplasty or breast surgery you have been thinking about for years. Young mothers may want to consider reversing pregnancy changes with a tummy tuck or breast lift. Both men and women begin to notice early signs of aging as the years roll by, and minimally and moderately invasive treatments are options to consider. Skin care products, injection therapies, and laser treatments provide protection and lessen the impacts of age and sun exposure. Accurate information from a qualified plastic surgeon can lead to healthier lifestyle choices.

30s

30sAs adults mature, maintaining health and appearance becomes more challenging than ever. Fat seems to collect in more places more easily and wrinkles develop around the eyes and mouth. While regular exercise and healthy eating are essential for maintaining youthful energy, these good habits alone do not always produce the desired results. Patients with resistant fat deposits often require liposuction to achieve the intended contour. Others with excess skin from dramatic weight loss seek extensive body contouring surgery to restore an earlier form. For some, eyelid surgery may be the first facial rejuvenation procedure to consider. Botox® injections and soft tissue fillers become important measures to postpone more invasive facial procedures, while still looking youthful and refreshed. Board certified plastic surgeons are credible resources when contemplating these procedures.

40s

40sAs middle age approaches, years of gravity and sun exposure become more visible. Sagging skin appears on necks and eyelids while lips and cheeks lose volume. Breast rejuvenation can dramatically enhance altered proportions and tummy tuck surgery can restore abdominal muscle tone. Short scar face lift surgery is a useful approach to reverse early changes of the face and neck, and brow lift and eyelid surgery often balance facial rejuvenation efforts. Injectable fillers take on a greater role to restore volume loss in facial areas, including the lips. Other nonsurgical procedures such as deep chemical peels and laser skin resurfacing have wider application in sun-exposed areas. When considering treatment, bear in mind that plastic surgeons are the only specialists trained in the full spectrum of cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical care.

50s & Up

50sAs adults mature, maintaining health and appearance becomes more challenging than ever. Fat seems to collect in more places more easily and wrinkles develop around the eyes and mouth. While regular exercise and healthy eating are essential for maintaining youthful energy, these good habits alone do not always produce the desired results. Patients with resistant fat deposits often require liposuction to achieve the intended contour. Others with excess skin from dramatic weight loss seek extensive body contouring surgery to restore an earlier form. For some, eyelid surgery may be the first facial rejuvenation procedure to consider. Botox® injections and soft tissue fillers become important measures to postpone more invasive facial procedures, while still looking youthful and refreshed. Board certified plastic surgeons are credible resources when contemplating these procedures.


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The Aesthetic Institute of Chicago

Brian M. Braithwaite, M.D.
Lorri Cobbins, M.D.

601 West Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60661
Phone: (312) 361-8108

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