Plastic surgery can do wonderful things but we are limited by the person that we are being asked to perform the improvements on. An interesting article was published recently that I believe all people contemplating cosmetic surgery should read. We as plastic surgeons already know the limitations each individual has when they seek our advice, and many if not most are out of the plastic surgeon’s ability to control. One major factor in the how you age and how well you will age or maintain your appearance depends on genetics. Patients that come from families that aged slowly will typically age slowly also unless they have destructive habits. Having good genes inherited from your mother and father are your best bet in how to age well. Short of that and as a resort, yes there is surgery, but understanding that genetic make up will likely influence how well you will age, with or without cosmetic surgery, is a good thing to have a handle on since we cannot pick our parents.

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