Age and Plastic Surgery

Posted on September 16, 2016 under Plastic Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery

At any age, we typically want to look our best. As we age, it may be harder to keep up on our appearances, and professional assistance may help. Maybe you are concerned with facial wrinkles, and considering Botox or dermal fillers. Maybe eyelid surgery is necessary to help you look as young as you feel. But, how old is too old for plastic surgery? The answer is that you are never too old!

The Advancement of Plastic Surgery

Today, technology has advanced in a way that successful surgeries can be done at any age. Elderly patients in Fayetteville, AR, see beautiful results with no more complications than younger people. As long as a patient is healthy and does not already have any serious health concerns, surgery should not be a problem. However, as with any procedure, it is important to meet with your plastic surgeon and discuss your options before deciding on any major surgery.

Health is a major factor in whether or not surgery is a good option for you. Those who have high blood pressure, diabetes, or taking blood thinners should not undergo surgery. Even if you do not have any health issues, complications may still arise with any surgery. Some complications to be aware of at any age include kidney failure, respiratory depression, and respiratory arrest. You can further prevent these complications by discussing your entire health history with your surgeon before surgery and following his specific professional instructions, pre and post-operative.

Age and Plastic Surgery

At any age, plastic surgery can result in many psychological effects like raised self-esteem and better quality of life. Just be sure to go about surgery in a smart and safe with reasonable expectations.

If you are interested in a plastic surgery procedure by Dr. Taylor, do not hesitate to contact us today! We would love to hear from you!