A Woman In Your 40s And Thinking About Plastic Surgery ? Types Of Procedures Available To You

Once you hit age 40, you may start noticing fine lines, wrinkles, and fat deposits on your body. If you are a smoker, you may have many more wrinkles, especially around your lips.  You can try to treat yourself at home on your own. If you want the best results, however, you should see a plastic surgeon. Below is some information about different types of procedures you may consider.

Tummy Tuck

It is common to gain a little weight in the middle once you become 40, especially if you are going through menopause. You can thank your hormones if this is happening to you.  This is due to the levels of estrogen in your body decreasing, which tells your body where to store fat.

Besides eating healthy foods and exercising, you can see a plastic surgeon to get a tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty. The surgeon will remove extra skin and fat from the tummy area, and then tighten up the muscles in your abdominal wall. This results in a much flatter tummy.


You may have heard the term cottage cheese thighs. This is known as cellulite, which is fat that appears to be bumpy beneath your skin.  You can have cellulite even if you are not overweight. If you are overweight and have cellulite, losing weight will only diminish it but not get rid of it completely. You may have fat on other parts of your body, such as in your abdominal area, that you are having a hard time getting rid of.

A plastic surgeon can perform a procedure called liposuction. They can also do this procedure during a tummy tuck if there is a lot of extra fat in the abdominal area.  During the procedure, the surgeon will make a small incision in the skin. If the area is very large, they will make several incisions.

They will then use a device with a thin tube attached to it. The tube is placed into the skin through the incision, the device is turned on, and then it suctions out the fat.

Facial Wrinkles

There are many different procedures a plastic surgeon can use to remove wrinkles from your face. What they use depends on where the wrinkles are located. For example, for lip wrinkles due to smoking, also known as vertical lines, the doctor may use a wrinkle filler to fill in the lines. The plastic surgeon may use dermabrasion, which is a procedure that sands your skin to soften fine lines and wrinkles on your face. For example, it works well to remove fine lines around your eyes, which are also known as crow's feet.

If you have wrinkles all over your face and the skin on your face is sagging, you may want to talk with your doctor about getting a face lift.

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For professional plastic surgery services, contact a company such as Waccamaw Dermatology & Plastic Surgery LLC.