Considering plastic surgery? Look to mom and dad

February 9, 2011

Many people who are beginning to see the signs of aging may be considering undergoing plastic surgery to tackle unwanted wrinkles. Those who are at a loss as to what part of their body they should target may want to look to their parents for inspiration, according to The Daily Mail.

Children and parents share their genetic makeup, so it may be possible to anticipate probable signs of aging by examining one's parents' features. Understanding these inherited traits may help you target problem areas and go through various prevention plans, including exercise, healthy eating and a good skincare regimen. The best habits to slow down the aging process are to limit sun exposure, quit smoking and reduce stress levels.

There are also myriad anti-aging procedures one can undergo to maintain a youthful appearance, the news source reports. Chemical peels and laser resurfacing along with a good moisturizer and Retin A can revive dull or hyperpigmented skin. Injectable fillers can help age lines, loss off volume in the face and even fill in those dark circles underneath the eye. Botox can freeze the hands of time by smoothing out age lines.

A recent study even pointed to bone loss as a reason the face loses structure and skin starts to sag, so some physicians recommend taking vitamins containing calcium, magnesium and vitamin D.

It is always best to discuss cosmetic surgery options with a board-certified plastic surgeon in order to find the best treatments for you.


The mission of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) includes medical education, public education and patient advocacy. Plastic Surgery News Briefs are summaries of current stories found through various news and magazine outlets that relate to or mention plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures. The views expressed in these news articles do not necessarily reflect the opinions of ASAPS, but are merely published as an educational service to our members and the general public. For additional information on these subjects and other plastic surgery related topics, please go to www.surgery.org

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