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Some people have eyelid surgery to correct problems that area result of aging, while others have inherited traits such as bags under their eyes that cause them to seek treatment at a younger age. If the upper eyelid condition is accompanied by sagging of the eyebrows, then a forehead (brow) lift may be recommended. Smoothing of crow's feet may require Botox, chemical peeling, or laser resurfacing procedures. Circles beneath the eyes caused by dark pigmentation may be treated with a bleaching solution or chemical peel.
While there is no upper age limit for having rhinoplasty, patients may be advised to wait until they are 16 (when the nose is fully developed) before considering undergoing rhinoplasty. Sometimes breathing problems related to the internal nasal structures can be corrected at the same time as nose reshaping. It is important to have a clear idea of how you would like your nose to look as well as to know there are some limitations to cosmetic nasal surgery.
Otoplasty can improve the shape and positioning of your ears. It also can reduce the size of your ears if they are large in proportion to your other features. If your ears protrude more than normal, surgery can reposition them closer to your head. Ear surgery often is recommended for children as they near total ear development at age five or six. Correction of the ears prior to the child entering school helps eliminate potential psychological trauma from the teasing of classmates. Adults may also have their ears reshaped. As long as you are in good health, there is no upper age limit for this surgery.
A facelift, while it will create smoother, more pleasing contours to your face and neck, is intended to give a "refreshed" appearance rather than address specific conditions such as sagging eyebrows, fatty deposits in the eyelids, or wrinkles around the mouth.