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Woodbridge, Virginia Plastic Surgeon

When should I see a plastic surgeon?
“When should I begin?” A very common question. Here is how the aging process affects us at different stages of our lives. For a long-lasting and natural improvement, it is best to address changes in the order that they occur.


20s Living on the coast increases our chances of developing early signs of aging. The first change is usually a loss of skin tone and an increase in skin pigmentation problems (sun spots). Women in their 20s should begin with professional skin-care products, Botox® or collagen injections, facial peels and microdermabrasion to effectively prevent these early problems. This is also a good time to choose breast augmentation, breast reduction or body contouring procedures.


30s Changes in the deeper skin structure occur with the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Women in their 30s are choosing laser skin resurfacing, eyelid surgery, Botox and collagen injections for great results with little or no recovery time. Additionally, breast lifts and body contouring are desirable at this time.


40s and up There is an actual loosening of the deep supportive structures of the skin, with drooping of the eyes and eyebrows, jowls, mouth and neck. This is the time to take advantage of state-of-the-art techniques for face lifts, brow lifts and eyelid procedures to give you a natural, long-lasting result with a faster recovery.