…long term temporary treatments, however, can only postpone the need for permanent procedures so long, say some experts. “You reach a point where you might as well do the facelift. In the end, the only thing that is really going to tighten your skin is to lift it up – and that requires surgery.” says Boston plastic surgeon Ramsey Alsarraf, coauthor of The Aging Face: A Systematic Approach. More than 8.7 million cosmetic procedures were performed last year, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons – an increase of nearly one third.
Eyebrow lifts and face-lifts were among the most popular procedures.