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Does plastic surgery stop the natural aging process?

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Does plastic surgery stop the natural aging process? - Vanek Plastic Surgery, Cleveland, Ohio

Health Focus is a weekly article in the Lake County News Herald featuring a Q & A with Dr. Vanek.

Q: I need and want plastic surgery, but I hear that it stops the natural aging process. Is that true?

There is no way to stop the natural aging process. Plastic surgery certainly makes many body areas look younger, but bodies continue to age after having plastic surgery. Fillers and injectables can reduce age lines and wrinkles, but these also do not affect a body’s natural aging.

I find it interesting that when my patients occasionally ask about this myth, most of them are saddened to find that it is not true. For generations, scientists and explorers have searched for a “fountain of youth” and many people would be extremely happy if plastic surgeons could stop the aging process.

When your face is operated upon to rejuvenate your appearance, I surgically reposition your tissue into a more natural and youthful position. A major innovation in rejuvenation is adding bioactive fat to your face. It remarkably improves your complexion and adds luster to your appearance in a transcendent way. It can achieve a synergy with face and eyelid facelift procedures when performed together. This is the hottest subject in plastic surgery, especially since, depending on where it is injected, it can make joints more comfortable, make lips and breasts plumper, and faces appear more youthful.

As always, I recommend that you only consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon (or even better, a double-board certified surgeon, as I am.) When plastic surgery “turns back the clock” with natural-looking results, patients are then in prime position to age naturally and beautifully. A board-certified plastic surgeon’s training, knowledge and experience always places patients in their greatest position to look their best.

Contact us to set up your own consultation or answer any question you may have.

Dr. Paul Vanek MD, FACS
Vanek Plastic Surgery
9485 Mentor Ave #100
Mentor, OH 44060
440-205-5750

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