AGE AND PLASTIC SURGERY
What does age have to do with plastic surgery? It’s never too early or too late to look your best. Modern society and the development of surgical techniques gives us all the opportunity to improve those areas of the body that we wish to improve. It’s a general belief that the human mind prior to age 21 is very impressionable in the subject to actions and thoughts not in our best interest. However, with respect to the nose, it is a general belief that it is safe to proceed with rhinoplasty at the end of puberty. In general, for all other aspects of the human form, it is advisable to wait until you reach a more mature age. Read on for my thoughts on age and plastic surgery.
UPPER AGE LIMIT
People often ask me what’s the upper age limit for plastic surgery. The short answer is there is no upper age limit. I have had patients in their late 80s and even 90s who are healthy – good heart good lungs – fully mobile and are nowhere near their chronological age. During the consultation for these individuals, it becomes very clear that they are vibrant, exciting, very intelligent and willing to embrace certain anatomic changes in order to achieve their appearance goals. I offer and perform a facelift, breast surgery, tummy tuck, arm, and thigh liposuctions on patients well into their 80s and older.
I evaluate the risks of the surgery preoperatively through our clearance process. This process evaluates the heart, lungs, kidneys – and all components of blood and urine. Only after a complete and thorough physical exam and evaluation of the patient’s emotional status will I design contemplate and perform plastic surgery. Therefore provided all of the above-mentioned criteria are met – there technically is no upper age limit for plastic surgery. The big picture is what counts the most.
NEVER TOO LATE TO LOOK YOUR BEST
It is never too late to look your best. When you look your best, you feel your best. The maximum performance in life results when you look and feel your best.
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