Plastic Surgery 101

Carlos Wolf: We’re living longer and looking better

Q. I don't like getting old. Every time I look in the mirror I want to cry. What do you think I can do?

A. The alternative is worse. I frequently hear this from my patients when they come in to talk about how they don't like the way they look. Fortunately for you and for me, many plastic surgery and nonsurgical choices are available. We should all be happy that we have the problem that we're living longer and needing plastic surgery treatments in order to look the way we feel.

According to many statistics, this generation is living longer, feeling better, living more fulfilling lives and all-around having it much better than all our past generations. I was recently at a Fleetwood Mac concert and saw the usual young girl dancing in front of me never sitting down. When the light shone on her I realized it was a grandmother who was just doing the same thing she always did. Her moves might have been slower but the spirit was still there. Going into the new year we should all keep our spirits high, and know there's always a solution to how we look, which will always make us feel better.

Dr. Carlos Wolf is a partner in Miami Plastic Surgery and is board certified. Email your questions to him at