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People turn to plastic surgery because of social media photo sharing

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Plastic surgeons all across the country were recently surveyed about plastic surgery trends. The results showed a staggering 31 percent increase in requests for surgery because of social media photo sharing. We talked to Dr. Haresh Yalamanchili at the Belage Center for Facial Plastic Surgery, to find out what age is appropriate to try to turn back the clock and reverse premature aging.

"Reality is you need to have a game plan throughout your life. You start a maintenance plan in your 20s and 30s, and as you get older, you have to undo some of the damage. We have so many options. You can do some light chemical peels and light laser treatments, but as you get older, you can do the same things, but a little more aggressively. When you get to the point when you're not making as much collagen in your skin, you're starting to notice more sunspots and deeper lines, it's time for a deeper laser," explains Dr. Yalamanchili.

He says when you get to your 50s, you're probably not thinking about just the skin. He says you might have more of a gravity issue. That's when he starts talking surgical options with his patients. He says that can be performed, in conjunction with deeper laser peel to remove deeper lines and wrinkles.

When you get into your 60s and 70s, he says it gets a little more challenging, but there are some options that turn out pretty well.

He says by that age, a lot of sun damage is pretty etched in. He says you're not going to be able to erase it all away, but you can still get some nice, natural changes from some of the deeper laser treatments.

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