What is the best age to have plastic surgery

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Dr. Jude LaBarbera, MD Plastic Surgeon


What is the best age to have plastic surgery

Plastic surgery can be a great way to improve one’s appearance, but it is important to consider the best age to have plastic surgery. Age is an important factor when it comes to plastic surgery, as certain procedures may not be suitable for those who are too young or too old. Generally, plastic surgeons recommend that patients wait until they are at least 18 years old, as this is when the facial features are fully developed and the skin is more resilient. Furthermore, undergoing plastic surgery at a younger age can be riskier and may not yield the desired results.

In this article, we will discuss the ideal age for several plastic surgeries.

1. Rhinoplasty

Generally, it is recommended that individuals wait until their mid to late teens to get rhinoplasty. This is because the nose’s structure and size generally stop growing by the time a person is in their mid- to late teens. Additionally, the face and other facial features continue to develop through a person’s late teens, so it is important to wait until those changes have matured before getting rhinoplasty.

2. Facelift

Facelift plastic surgery, also known as rhytidectomy, is a major surgical procedure that can help reduce the signs of aging. The best age for someone to consider a facelift is typically between the ages of 40 and 60. As the body ages, the skin’s elasticity and volume decrease, leading to wrinkles, hollows, and sagging skin. A facelift can help to restore the contours of the face, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and hollows, and lift sagging skin. The timing of a facelift depends on the individual and the severity of the signs of aging. For some, a facelift may be beneficial sooner than 40, while for others, later than 60. Additionally, other factors such as skin type, lifestyle, and medical history should be taken into consideration.

3. Tummy Tuck

People should wait until they are in their mid-20s or older before considering a tummy tuck. This is because the skin and tissues need to be mature enough to ensure the best possible outcome. Additionally, younger people are more likely to experience changes in body form due to pregnancy or weight gain, which would likely require further surgery.

4. Breast implants

The ideal age for this type of surgery is 18 or older. This is because the breasts are still developing during adolescence and the procedure may interfere with the natural growth process.

5. Liposuction

It is recommended that individuals wait until they are in their late 20s or early 30s before considering liposuction, as the body is more likely to respond well to the procedure at this point in life. In addition, this allows for the individual to build a healthy lifestyle prior to the procedure, which can help with the results.

6. Laser skin resurfacing

The right age to do laser skin resurfacing plastic surgery is between 35 and 50 years old. This is because the skin has usually reached its peak elasticity in this age group, which is necessary for the best results of the surgery. Additionally, people in this age group tend to have already experienced some wrinkles, age spots, and other signs of aging, making them good candidates for laser skin resurfacing.

7. Lips enhancement

The right age to do lips enhancement plastic surgery is a matter of personal preference and should be discussed with a professional. Generally speaking, the ideal age to consider this procedure is in your late 30s . This is because the lips start thinning at this age. It is also important to note that the results of the surgery will not be permanent and may need to be maintained over time.

8. Eyelift

The best age to have eye lift plastic surgery is after the age of 40. This is because the skin in the eye area begins to droop and wrinkle due to the natural aging process. Eye lift surgery can help to lift and tighten the skin, reduce wrinkles and eye bags, and even help to improve vision. However, it is important to note that the results of eye lift surgery are not permanent, and more surgery may be needed in the future to maintain the results.

9. Botox

The right age to do Botox plastic is in your 30s when wrinkles and lines begin to form due to repetitive facial movements. Botox can help target those wrinkles and prevent more from forming, but it is important to note that it is not a permanent solution.


Deciding whether or not to have plastic surgery is a personal choice that should involve careful consideration of risks versus rewards based on both your age and health status. Ultimately, finding out what’s best for you requires consulting with a qualified surgeon who can provide advice tailored specifically to your situation. Whichever route you choose, make sure it’s something that makes sense for both your lifestyle and long-term goals for yourself!