Am I Too Old for Plastic Surgery?

Learn About the Best Times to Get Plastic Surgery

Because many of the concerns that plastic surgery addresses surround age, it is common for patients to just begin wondering about cosmetic procedures once they begin to age. However, this is also the point when patients might worry that they are too old to be undergoing cosmetic procedures. For these patients, we have some good news. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, cosmetic procedures are just as safe for elderly patients as young patients. The doctor consulted in the study, Dr. Yezhelyev, says, “Our study demonstrated that patients over 65 years old can safely undergo cosmetic procedures with a complications rate similar to younger patients when surgery is performed by board certified plastic surgeons.”

Fortunately, a board-certified plastic surgeon is exactly what you will find at West Coast Plastic Surgery Center. Dr. Gorodisky is a highly skilled board-certified in plastic surgery by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery. When you schedule a consultation with Dr. Gorodisky, rather than discussing your age, our team will want to prioritize a few other factors when considering whether cosmetic surgery is safe for you. Below are some of the attributes about you that are important to consider:

  • The state of your physical health

As with any surgery, we must determine that the patient is in great physical health before performing a cosmetic procedure. In order to determine this, we will discuss your medical history with you in a judgment-free manner. Please remember that our goal is simply to deliver you the best results in as safe of a manner as possible, and understanding a bit more about you will help us do that. For example, if you are taking any medications or dealing with any specific medical conditions, that is important information for us to know before proceeding. Dr. Gorodisky is an expert in this area and will not perform any procedure without being confident about the patient’s physical health.

  • The state of your emotional health

Before receiving a cosmetic procedure, every patient must have a solid understanding of realistic expectations when it comes to their results and their recovery time. First and foremost, we must determine that you are mentally prepared to deal with the recovery process of the particular surgery you are undergoing. We make sure that each patient has a complete understanding of what to expect before and after the procedure and that you are well-equipped to handle it. Secondly, although plastic surgery can correct a great deal of issues, it is important to be realistic. We must be confident that you know what to expect from your results and that we are on the same page before moving forward.

For each patient, West Coast Plastic Surgery Center provides a free consultation. This helps us to understand the patient’s goals so that we can find the best treatment for them. Sometimes, a patient might have a certain idea of the kind of procedure they want, but when we discuss their body goals, we find that another procedure is more fitting. It is during this time that we will also determine whether plastic surgery is safe for that individual patient. Although age will not be a primary factor in this decision, age can play a role in your physical health, which needs to be successful in order to have a successful procedure. Please rest assured that the skilled team at West Coast Plastic Surgery Center will keep your health and safety, as well as your ideal results, at the top of our minds with every decision we make on this journey.

Want to find out whether plastic surgery is right for you? Call us at (805) 978-8545 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

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