If you are thinking about cosmetic surgery but thought you might be too old, think again. A recent study presented at our last national meeting showed that patients over 65 can undergo cosmetic surgery safely and with complication rates that are similar to younger patients.
In our practice, we don't think in terms of age. Having said that, safety is always our highest priority and all prospective patients undergo preoperative medical clearance. Furthermore, the modern approach to many of the procedures you may be contemplating (especially facial surgery) are less invasive than in years past. In fact, many procedures can be performed in the office without any anesthesia or under local alone.