Over the past few years, I’ve noticed a growing trend toward respecting and even embracing the aging process rather than fighting it. Older adults are more often being depicted as beautiful in advertising, TV, and film, and plastic surgeons here in Mississauga and throughout North America are increasingly hearing requests from our facial rejuvenation patients who want results that are as natural-looking as possible.

The New York Times recently weighed in on how designers and brands have started to use more “women of a certain age” in advertising. I, for one, am pleased to see this trend on the pages of popular magazines, and I expect it to spill over into my practice, as well.

More patients have come to me looking for subtle, natural results in recent years, and my staff and I have responded by honing our skills when it comes to non-surgical procedures, including fillers and wrinkle-reducing injectables such as BOTOX COSMETIC®. In our Mississauga-based practice, these procedures are often “mixed and matched” for each patient, leading to completely customized results.

Even patients who choose plastic surgery procedures such as a facelift are now commonly asking for a conservative approach, relying more on improving the integrity of underlying facial muscles than simply stretching the skin on top. This leads to results that not only look quite natural but also last much longer.

All this seems to show that patients are not as worried about trying to look younger so much as trying to look like they’ve aged well. True beauty is timeless and celebrates the individual rather than an unattainable ideal of youth, and I hope that the trend of “aging gracefully” is here to stay.

One Response to A Fashionable Trend: Aging Gracefully

  • Barbara Koturbash says:

    I just met with a plastic surgeon yesterday who suggested a full face CO2 Fraxel treatment and mid face cheek implants would be all I needed. I went in thinking I would need a facelift and many other procedures – but he was very honest with me. I have a quote from this very respectable plastic surgeon but I want to make sure that I am getting the best price possible for the procedure and would be willing to book elsewhere if the price was comparable or even a bit less. May I get a quote on these 2 procedures done (at the same time together) and what timeline in April you have to book to get them done (after the Easter holiday). Thank you.

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