Plastic surgery for senior patients

Plastic surgery for senior patients

06th Mar 2019

Plastic surgery for senior patients


Today, plastic surgery is no longer exclusive to just the rich, young and famous. Nowadays people from all walks of life and of different ages choose plastic surgery to improve or correct their appearance. While the majority of patients resorting to plastic surgery are in the 25-45 age category, there are also senior patients interested in plastic surgery.

The request for plastic surgery coming from more mature patients has different reasons. Among them are a desire to correct a physical imperfection that has bothered them for many years, the desire to erase at least some of the signs of aging, and the desire to improve certain features.

It is true that most breast augmentation procedures are performed on young patients. However, at the same time, many women who are over 45 can choose to undergo breast procedures and even get breast implants. There are women who have struggled with the emotional complex of having small breasts all their lives and have now found an opportunity or the courage to undergo the procedure later on in their lives. This often happens after a breakup or divorce or after the death of a life partner.

The desire to look beautiful, fit and attractive doesn’t disappear in time. This is the reason why many men and women choose to undergo plastic surgery even in their 60s to get a more youthful appearance and erase some signs of aging. These patients often request procedures such as body lifts, tummy tucks, all associated with liposuction in a vast majority of cases. Fat transfer is also commonly performed on senior patients who want to compensate for the tissue atrophy that can occur with aging.

The benefits of undergoing plastic surgery are numerous for senior patients, such as increased self-esteem and having a new lease on life. It is not unheard of for patients over 50 and even 60 to completely change their lifestyle after undergoing plastic surgery and achieving a body they can be proud of.

However, it is important to know some details about undergoing plastic surgery later on in life. The main advantage is that the results achieved with the procedure will be permanent in most cases and additional procedures won’t be required if the initial surgery is successful and no complications occur. But it is also important to know that the risk of developing a complication after surgery is more increased for senior patients. Also, the skin condition tends to be poorer for these patients, and this makes them not the ideal candidates for procedures such as liposuction. Most often, liposuction is not recommended as a stand-alone procedure for senior patients but performed together with a lifting procedure that will eliminate the excess of skin that can result after the removal of excess fat. Make sure to discuss your health condition in detail with the plastic surgeon before scheduling your procedure.

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