Healthy Aging: Top Tips From Our Plastic Surgeons on How to Age Gracefully

Healthy Aging: Top Tips From Our Plastic Surgeons on How to Age Gracefully

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Aging is a natural process that we all go through. However, it does not need to be dreaded! There are various ways to approach it gracefully while maintaining good health and well-being. Here are some top tips from our plastic surgeons and Patient Consultants on how to age gracefully.

Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle

  1. Balanced Diet: Consume a well-rounded diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats. These nutrients provide essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that support your overall health and skin.
  2. Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your skin hydrated, which is crucial for maintaining skin elasticity, and to promote overall health.
  3. Regular Exercise: Engage in regular physical activity to keep your body and mind active. Exercise helps improve circulation, muscle tone, and mental well-being.
  4. Adequate Sleep: Prioritize quality sleep to allow your body to repair and regenerate. Proper sleep also contributes to healthy skin and cognitive function.

“Exercise daily, strive for balance and minimize stress in your life, challenge your mind and spirit, eat minimally processed foods, sleep 8 hours per night, be kind to yourself, others and the earth.”

Dr. Koenig

“Botox works wonders for doing something for yourself to feel and look your best. Limit stress in your life and only do things that bring you joy. Exercise!”

Melissa, Patient Consultant to Dr. Amalfi

Practice a Regular Skincare Routine

  1. Cleanse, Moisturize, Protect: Develop a consistent skincare routine that includes gentle cleansing, moisturizing, and applying sunscreen with at least SPF 30 to protect your skin from UV damage.
  2. Anti-Aging Products: Consider incorporating anti-aging products with ingredients like retinoids, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin C. Consult an aesthetician before adding new products to your routine.

“#1: Wear sunscreen every single day! #2: Vitamin C on your skin – I love Revision’s brand. #3: Hydration keeps your body and skin glowing!”

Dr. Amalfi

“Here are some steps you can take now no matter your age. Protect your skin from the sun and wear SPF 30 or higher every day. Beware of tanning beds. Avoid squinting and protect your eyes and the skin around them by wearing sunglasses. Indulge yourself in good skincare; invest in a good hydrating eye cream and moisturizer (and don’t forget to apply to your neck). Treat acne (don’t pick it!), remove makeup and clean your face every night before bed and every morning.

Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet, and stay hydrated. Quite smoking if you do, and avoid excessive alcohol use. Avoid yo-yo dieting and major weight fluctuations.”

Dr. Quatela

Always Use Sun Protection

  1. Sunscreen: Apply sunscreen daily, even on cloudy days, to shield your skin from harmful UV rays. Sunscreen helps prevent premature aging, sunspots, and reduces the risk of skin cancer.
  2. Protective Clothing: Wear hats, sunglasses, and clothing that covers your skin when you’re exposed to the sun for extended periods.

“Stay out of the sun (or at least wear a hat). Use a good SPF applied every couple of hours if you do go in the sun. Have a good retinol product, and an amazing plastic surgeon.”

Sue, Patient Consultant to Dr. Lee

Stay on Top of Stress Management

  1. Mindfulness and Meditation: Practice relaxation techniques like meditation and mindfulness to manage stress. Chronic stress can contribute to premature aging.
  2. Hobbies and Social Connections: Engage in activities you enjoy and maintain strong social connections to promote mental and emotional well-being.

“Practice gratitude and mindfulness through journaling and meditation. Maintain meaningful social connections through relationships. Incorporate movement and adequate sleep into your routine. Overall wellness is a result of all of our behaviors and habits; physical, mental, emotional, and social.”

Dr. Lee

“Wear sunscreen daily! Take time for yourself; find an activity that promotes an active lifestyle – yoga, daily walks, gym, dance, etc. Eliminate stressors, or find an outlet to help prevent them from consuming you – read, journal, listen to music. Sleep. Keep up with injectables and a skincare routine.”

Bridget, Patient Consultant to Dr. Koenig

Avoid Harmful Habits

  1. Smoking and Alcohol: Avoid smoking and excessive alcohol consumption, as these habits can accelerate the aging process and harm your overall health.

“Stay out of the sun, wear sunscreen, drink water, use skin care products, incorporate injectables to help prevent aging, exercise.”

Kylie, Patient Consultant to Dr. Montague

Consult Professionals

  1. Medical Advice: Regularly visit your healthcare provider for check-ups and discuss any health concerns you may have.
  2. Consult Medical Spa Providers: Seek advice from the professionals at Q the Medical Spa for personalized skincare recommendations and treatments that can help address specific skin concerns.
  3. Consult Cosmetic Surgeons: Preventative neuromodulators and injectable fillers, as well as lifting procedures, help turn back the clock to maintain a youthful appearance as you age.

“Proper diet and exercise, neurotoxin fairly young (20s), conservative filler (20-40s), and various lifting procedures appropriately timed (late 40s – 50s) help with graceful aging.”

Dr. Montague

“Skincare is important, including an at-home regimen and medical grade corrective skin treatments such as peels, HydraFacial, BBL, etc. Keep your body healthy and hydrated, avoid things like smoking, overindulgence of alcohol and sun. Use non-surgical treatments such as Botox to prevent lines at an early age from becoming so deep, and add some volume, which we lose naturally, with injectable fillers.”

Brooke, Patient Consultant to Dr. Quatela

Remember that aging is a natural and beautiful part of life. Embracing healthy habits and maintaining a positive outlook can greatly contribute to aging gracefully and maintaining your overall well-being.

Interested in any of the procedures or products mentioned? Contact us to speak to a Patient Consultant about incorporating them into your anti-aging routine.

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