Is 70 Too Old for a Facelift?
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25 years ago we would have said yes
Now, it very much depends on the individual's state of health. I have a 70 year old in my practice who is a marathon runner. Because surgery is performed under deep IV sedation or general anesthesia, it is important that you internist agrees this is a reasonable pursuit. Recovery is relatively fast and provided you are in good health and have realistic goals, this can be a very reasonable choice. I personally would recommend that you have your facelift at a hospital based surgery center or operating room rather than a surgeon's private office based operating room. A hospital location ensures there are medical resources around in case they are needed.
Your overall health determines your risk
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In my practice we routinely perform facelifts on older patients, provided that certain factors are taken into consideration. First a thorough evaluation is performed by an internist. Second, the surgery and anesthesia is performed in such a fashion that there is minimal strain on the cardiovascular system. It takes an expert OR team, surgeon, anesthesiologist and well trained OR staff, to achieve that. Of course of utmost importance is to choose an expert facelift surgeon that can deliver the desired result.
70 and facelift
Being seventy years old is not too old for a facelift. I think that as long as you are healthy it should be fine. An exam would be essential of course to assess your overall medical conditiona and also address your concerns.
Age is not a factor for facelifts
Although the average first facelift is not in one's 70's, it is perfectly acceptable to perform a facelift into the 90's on appropriate candidates.
70 is not too old for a facelift
No, 70 is not too old for a facelift. We have performed facelift on patients in their early 80’s and have had excellent results. As long as you are good physical and mental health, it is acceptable to proceed.
Facelift for 70 Year Old
Age is not an important consideration as long as the patient is in good health. I'v successfully done full facelifts on people 10 years older than you. Have your facelift and enjoy.
Never too old with good health
I regularly do not pay attention to my patient's age. If they are in good physical health and they have realistic expectations, then they are good candidates. Go to your physician and let them see you, you will be happy with what you hear.
Facelift at 70
Seventy is certainly not too old for a facelift, assuming that your overall health is good. The major contraindication for elective surgery like this is poor health in general. As long as your family physician and surgeon think that you will be okay, it is rare to have problems. Thus, you should seek consultation with both.
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