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Cosmetic Surgery – How Young is too Young?

In the past few weeks, Miss Universe Australia Sherri-Lee Biggs has been quoted as having criticised Australian beauty icon (and former Miss Universe) Jennifer Hawkins as having had too much cosmetic surgery.  Speaking of the Myer Style Ambassador, Biggs stated, ‘There’s a lot more to beauty before considering plastic surgery. Jen has gone that little bit too far.”

Interestingly, however, Hawkins has previously denied any help from cosmetic physicians, stating, “I just eat healthy and exercise a lot.”

But whether Hawkins has had help to maintain her youthful glow, there are many young women like 27-year-old Hawkins, and younger, who are using simple non-invasive techniques not to turn back the clock, but maintain the beauty and youthful appearance they already have.

Anti Wrinkle

One of the most non-invasive and popular techniques of our time for keeping your age at bay are Anti Wrinkle Injections. But the simple muscular relaxant is now not only responsible for eliminating fine lines and wrinkles for men and women, but also reducing them. Yes, there are increasing numbers of young men and women who have decided to have regular Anti Wrinkle injections before the wrinkles even start to appear.

How Young is Young?

Another celebrity who has recently weighed in on the debate is famed English actress Dame Helen Mirren, who, in a recent interview declared, “The only thing I don’t like on young people is plastic surgery. The purity of youthful beauty is so fantastic to me that it’s horrific when young girls get fake things.”

But while it is all very well to urge people to wait until things start to sag and distort to visit a cosmetic surgeon’s office, there is still the old adage of ‘the best cure is prevention.’

But if young people want to maintain their youth without resorting to ‘getting fake things’, what are alternate ways that young people can maintain their looks?

Dermal Fillers

Made from a substance that is found naturally in the human body, dermal fillers can be injected to create greater symmetry and stimulate collagen in the cheeks, plump and even out lips, as well as fill out hollowness around the eyes (one of the first signs of ageing).

Body Contouring (Liposuction and its alternatives)

For many young men and women, simply being in their 20s or 30s doesn’t mean they are able to maintain their ideal body. Just like many in middle-age, young people also suffer from post-pregnancy paunches, love handles, and a variety of lumps and bumps that diet and exercise just won’t budge.

Luckily however, there is a new technique that doesn’t require surgery, or a single scalpel, but can effectively and non-invasively get rid of these unwanted contours in just one treatment.


Developed with Harvard University by respected cosmetic technology specialists Zeltiq, Coolsculpting is a technique that targets unwanted areas of fat with super cool temperatures. When applied for an hour, these ultra cool temperatures literally freeze the unwanted fat cells dead, allowing the body to naturally eliminate them.

Once a treatment has been performed, the patient can get straight back to work and play, while over the following weeks that can watch as their unwanted contours dissolve before their eyes.

Choosing the right specialist

Regardless of your age, the main consideration when undergoing any kind of cosmetic procedure is to ensure you find a qualified, experienced, and trusted physician. That way, you can ensure you never undergo unnecessarily invasive or elaborate procedures, when simple non-invasive procedures, such as the ones listed above, are available.

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