We’re looking at five procedure that can make you feel more youthful in very, very different ways. We’re ignoring some of the more well known rejuvenating procedures, such as a facelift, in favor of those that might not be as closely associated with de-aging transformations.
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If you look at the entirety of the world, there are certainly going to be more than five procedures that can make you feel more youthful. But today we’re focusing in on just five to help give you a sense of all the different types of procedures out there. Consider this a kind of rejuvenation platter, delivered to your table first thing.
Of course, we aren’t doctors. To get all of the information regarding these procedures and how they might impact your own body, you’ll want to talk to your plastic or cosmetic surgeon. (This article is not intended to replace medical advice and the inclusion of these procedures should not be interpreted as an endorsement of any kind.)
Procedure #1: Tummy Tuck
Eliminating lines and wrinkles is something that’s pretty common in procedures designed to make one look and feel more youthful. So we’re pretty familiar with a facelift within that framework. But we don’t often think of tummy tuck in the same rejuvenating light.
And yet, a tummy tuck is designed to eliminate excess skin and make the tummy appear more slender and fit. (In this way, the basic concept is very similar to a facelift, even if the exact procedure is quite different.) Aging can take quite a toll on the tummy, after all, resulting in loose and excess skin. A tummy tuck minimizes this skin, giving the abdomen a lean, youthful look.
Procedure #2: Blepharoplasty
We tend to associate aging most closely with the face. Wrinkles on the face mean and increase in perceived age. In general, that’s what a facelift is designed to target. But sometimes there are some special lines and wrinkles–such as those that accumulate around the eyes–that require a specialized procedure.
That’s why blepharoplasty (or eyelid lift) is on our list. Also known as an eyelid lift, this procedure can help eliminate excess skin, lines, bulges, and wrinkles from around the eyes, all of which helps your eyes look more youthful. Since the eyes are the “window to the soul” (as well as, you know, a focal point for your identity), these small changes can make a big impact on how you’re perceived by others.
Procedure #3: Botox
Botox is probably the single most well known rejuvenating procedure on the planet. There are literally millions of people who undergo Botox injections every single year. Botox is designed to target and mitigate certain types of wrinkles, making the face appear more youthful. That said, Botox has plenty of other uses, too.
Indeed, many patients use Botox in order to prevent the appearance of wrinkles in the first place. This approach is especially popular with younger patients (Millennials, in particular) for obvious reasons. The easiest way to treat a wrinkle is to try to make sure it never appears in the first place! Botox is, of course, temporary, so the results will wane after three to four months.
Procedures #4 and 5: Breast Lift and Breast Reduction
Both breast lift and breast reductions are completely separate procedure (though they are often performed concurrently). And you can certainly undergo only one or the other. But many patients choose to undergo both breast lift and breast reduction because it makes the body appear more youthful:
- Breast Lift is designed to improve the orientation of the breasts. As you age, gravity exerts downward pressure on the breasts, causing them to sag bit by bit. A breast lift will restore the breasts to a perkier, more youthful orientation–ensuring that they help the patient look much younger!
- Breast Reduction surgery is designed to do just what it says: eliminate volume and tissue from the breasts. Just as your breasts might sag over time, they can also collect extra volume and skin. A breast reduction is designed to mitigate that extra mass and return the breasts to a more youthful look.
By joining forces, breast lift and breast reduction procedures are able to help patients achieve a significantly more youthful look (and the kind of transformation that makes the entire body look younger).
Sometimes, though, it’s not about looking younger to anyone but yourself. People aren’t going to see your tummy tuck results on a daily basis. But you will see those results, and that can help you feel more energetic and more youthful. The same is true of something like a breast lift and breast reduction. What’s most important is that you like your results, that you feel energized by them. There are more than five procedure that can make you feel more youthful, so the trick is finding the one that’s right for you.