Health Watch - Aging: Looking Younger

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This week on Health Watch, we’re talking about getting older and the medical challenges that come with age. Feeling older doesn’t mean you have to look older, and there are ways to look natural even while you look younger.

Plastic surgery offers subtle ways to freshen up your look, but this requires finding the right surgeon and communicating with the surgeon. Dr. Rod Rohrich, chairman of plastic surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center, says you should think of the three things that most bother you about your appearance, as well as three things you like. Then find some photos of yourself from when you were younger. The photos and your likes and dislikes will help the surgeon tailor a plan to improve your appearance in a way that looks natural.

You should look for a board-certified plastic surgeon who is well-versed in a variety of treatments and procedures and who is up on the latest techniques and technologies, from facial fillers or wrinkle reducers to lasers and surgical procedures.

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November 2010


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