This is Dr. William Adams from the Adams Center, Newbury St. in Boston. I was thinking the other day about how people age and the goals of treating them for the aging. When people come in, the pressures of what they look like in their 20s, 30s and even 40s, and use this as a mindset of what they would like to look like. To me, the idea of rejuvenation surgery as we all get older is to make you look better for the age you are. One of the incongruities that's creative for people is when one part of the body such as the lips or try to make like they look like they did when they were in their 20s when in fact that does not fit on their current face. It is like a picture that has something wrong but you don't quite know what it is.

I truly believe that the goal of any rejuvenation procedure for people as they age is to make them look better for that point in time. This really requires individual treatment for everyone. Some people age differently in their eyes than they do the rest of their face, the skin compared to the mouth. When you treat these areas, they have to be treated for that specific point in time. My true goal for people is to make them look better so that everything fits together and they look better for the age they are. You can be quite elegant and look very good as you age without looking truly youthful.

The New Trend in Facial Rejuvenation: It's Not About "Looking Youthful"

Dr. William Adams discusses the difference between "looking youthful" and "looking good for your age," noting that the latter is really the way to go.