Five Common Cosmetic Treatments: An Age Guide for Your Benefit

The right age for a cosmetic surgery is very important. Many women have the misconception that they are too young for a facelift, while the reality is that they might have already crossed the correct age for Botox (35+ years). The reverse happens too, when a woman in her early 20s contacts a beauty expert for liposuction (surgical removal of small bulges of fat) only to be told that she is too young for the procedure.

Before taking any decision about any kind of cosmetic surgery, it is very important that you know the criteria related especially to the precise age group; otherwise your money and time will be wasted totally! Discussed below are five most popular cosmetic procedures and the right age for each.


Permanent wrinkles are lines which remain even when the face is at rest. Usually these lines start developing from late 30s or early 40s. If you do a Botox in your early 20s, it would be a total waste of money, without any result.  Botox experts suggest 35+ as the preferred age for this treatment.


Don’t wait till 50 or 60 years to do a facelift when your face has already sagged terribly with deep wrinkles. The result won’t be satisfactory, if you go for a facelift at this late age. According to cosmetic surgeons, 40-45 years is the right age band for a facelift. In your 40s, the skin still remains elastic which means a facelift would make your face look rested and natural without the slightest traces of surgery.

Tummy tuck

Tummy tuck should be avoided till you cross childbearing age. After doing tummy tuck, if you get pregnant, the surgery becomes pointless as your tummy skin gets stretched again. On the other hand, this is a major surgery recommended for you as long as you desire to be fit and healthy after crossing childbearing age. However, the right age as suggested by surgeons, is a minimum of 35 and never more than 60 years.

Eye lift

Sagging eyelids or eye bags never look good, no matter how young or old you are. Women, in general, are concerned about eye bags after 40 years; they feel it is necessary to visit cosmetic surgeons for the repair work. But experts suggest that the earlier these annoying eye bags are attended to, the better. And so, even if you are 19-20 years old and feel unhappy with your drooping eyelids, you shouldn’t hesitate to visit an expert aesthetic medicine practitioner.  

Laser resurfacing

Of all the popular invasive beauty treatments, laser skin resurfacing is rather aggressive. It is done for correcting facial wrinkles, blemishes, acne scars and the like through laser vaporization. Generally you shouldn’t think of this option until reaching at least 50 years of age.

Photo rejuvenation is suggested as an easier and practical alternative, which can be done from the 20s onwards, if the skin has been damaged from excessive sun exposure or some other serious factors. You can pair it with Botox, and you won’t even need a facelift again.

The details given above are meant to be a general guide to ensure optimal results from cosmetic surgery. Still it is always necessary for you to consult a reputable cosmetic surgeon before undergoing any invasive procedure.