Dr. Emily J. Kirby says the age of patients is important in determining their cosmetic treatments. People should prevent aging effects in their 20s and 30s with a good skin-care regimen, but some use breast augmentation, rhinoplasty and liposuction earlier in life so they can enjoy the benefits longer. Patients in their 40s and 50s benefit from a combination of preventive and restorative treatments, while those in their 60s are looking to combat the effects of gravity.

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