If you’re like most people, you don’t want to be identified by the age on your driver’s license. You’re young at heart, and you hope that eating a healthy diet and exercising will combat the signs of aging from the inside out.
Yet, no matter how good our genetics are, or how well we’ve tended to our physical wellbeing, time catches up to all of us, and we reach a point where we need aesthetic procedures if we want to continue looking young and vibrant, the way we feel on the inside.
If you’re over 60, you may be wondering if it’s possible to be too old for plastic surgery. The good news is not really, as long as you are in good overall health.
With the modern advances in aesthetic procedures, older patients in their 60s, 70s and beyond can safely undergo plastic surgery, just as people in their 30s, 40s and 50s.
Whether you’re 30 or 65, there are health issues that need to be considered before you have a plastic surgery procedure, which is why a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon is in order to determine whether you are an ideal candidate for plastic surgery, regardless of your age.
Of the biggest health concerns at any age are diabetes, high blood pressure and being on blood thinners. If any of these are relevant, elective plastic surgery may not be right for you. But, there are many non-invasive procedures that may be attractive alternatives.
One of the reasons that age is not a big issue is because today’s procedures are less invasive than they were before. Modern procedures have come far and they are not as invasive: they don’t require as much anesthesia and the procedures are faster, which reduces the likelihood of complications.
Sharing Your Health History With Us
The best way to prevent complications is to fully disclose your health history to your plastic surgeon. If you are older, you will be advised to have a medical check-up, including blood work and possibly an EKG. The better your surgeon understands your body, the better your chances of having a successful surgery.
The psychological benefits of plastic surgery among older patients are well-documented. Aesthetic procedures boost self-confidence and allow patients to enjoy a better quality of life for years to come.
If you’re over 60 and considering plastic surgery, we’ll suggest that you get medical clearance from your primary care physician and from there, we’ll help you accomplish your goals safely!
Contact our office to schedule your consultation with our board-certified Oxnard and Westlake Village and plastic surgeon, Dr. Yuly Gorodisky!