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The Five Most Popular Plastic Surgery For Women Over 50

For anyone over 50 years, it seems the focus is about tightening the sagging jawline, ridding your face of wrinkles and lifting the skin around the face to help maintain a younger appearance. There are other areas of the body that many choose to have the skin lifted to removed. There are a few suggestions that you could consider if you are considering any form of plastic surgery when you turn 50.


As long as you are a healthy individual and do not expect more than what is possible, you are likely a good candidate for plastic surgery. A facelift is a very common plastic surgery for women over 50 procedure. What many of us notice shortly before or soon after is the fine lines and wrinkles that begin to develop around our eyes, lips and on our foreheads.

As we begin to age, our skin tends to lose the elasticity we are born with. The sagging and loose skin that we are faced with, can be remedied by having a facelift procedure completed. Not everyone waits until they are 50 years or older. Many people begin to see the aging signs much earlier. So not everyone will wait until their midlife to have a facelift procedure done. Just as many do not choose to have a facelift procedure until they are in their mid-60s.

Eyelid Surgery

Our eyes do tend to give our age away. They also show if we are tired or stressed. As many say, eyes are the window to the soul. Aging does that to all. Eyelid surgery is the perfect option for those with sagging eyelids and eyes. This form of plastic surgery will help to lift the eyes to give a more youthful appearance, while also minimizing wrinkles and fine lines. Eyelid surgery will also aid in the removal of the puffiness that tends to become evident and lift the droopiness from the upper eyelid that can make it difficult to see.


Our genetics and our lifestyle are what will determine just how much and how long we retain the elasticity in our skin around the eyes and mouth. To aid in continuing a youthful appearance, refraining from smoking, and staying out of the sun along with drinking the recommended amount or more of water, however, when the time does come an eyelift will help you regain a youthful appearance.

Breast Reconstruction

Most women and many men are unhappy with their breast or pectoral muscles. If you feel there is a need for a reduction to an overabundance of breasts, or even if you choose to have an increase done, breast surgery is the surgery to consider. Breast augmentation will allow for the increase or decrease in size, and also give your breasts a lift to eliminate the sagging breasts. It is helpful to understand that increasing or decreasing the size of the breasts does not eliminate the sagging from the loss of elasticity. Men too can benefit from breast augmentation. There are many men who do find themselves forced to deal with breast cancer. After the treatment is completed, many men will choose to have implants inserted to still give the appearance of the muscles.



A common trouble area for both men and women is the abdominal region. Whether it is due to weight loss, or weight gain and loss, the tummy area becomes a sagging area of skin that can become troublesome. Removing the sagging tummy skin will help in a medical way also. When that skin is removed, this prevents any yeast infections in the folds of the skin. Even with proper washing, yeast can form between the folds and is not a welcoming situation.

During an abdominoplasty or tummy tuck, the excess fat and skin tissue is removed. Then the surgeon will do a combination of liposuction and tightening, or removal of the skin. The removal of this excess fat and skin also aids the patient in the possible rejuvenation of the abdominal muscles.

Minimally Invasive Touch-ups

There are a number of minimally invasive procedures that also be done. Procedures such as Photofacialling, Tru-Sculpt, and microneedling can help if “fixing” sun and age spots, skin elasticity, scars or even the texture of the skin.



Whether you are thinking about plastic surgery for women over 50, having wrinkle treatment and facial rejuvenation, a non-surgical procedure or have had prior surgery and are seeking  additional touch-ups for facial wrinkles, it is critical to work with a skilled plastic surgeon that specializes in facial procedures. Dr. Robert Sheffield is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon at SB Aesthetics offering Med Spa services to those in Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo, Oxnard and Ventura, CA, and the surrounding communities.  Dr. Sheffield offers patients a customized treatment plan and is available to answer your questions. To schedule a consultation, call 805.318.3280 today.

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