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My 85 Year Old Mother Wants a Lifestyle Lift: She Has Very Thin Skin - Should She?
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Facelift at 85 is dependent on several factors.
An 85 year old who wants a facelift deserves custom care
Elderly face lift
If the lift she is seeking is done under local anesthesia, it should be done in an accredited facility and be monitored by an anesthesia professional. In spite of excellent health, the age of the patient warrants this approach. Also she may or not be a candidate for a limited lift unless she has had prior ones.
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I would seriously recommend that your mother see a well respected local Facial Plastic Surgeon or Plastic Surgeon who will customize and individualize her care. For more info on LSL, listen to the Internet radio show linked below. Good Luck!
Healthy Octogenerians Reasonable Candidates for Mini Facelifts
Health Not Age better determinant for surgery safety
It isn't a matter of your age, but your overall health. That is, physiologic age is more important than chronological age. Whether you can have a face lift or not will depend on your general health, which will need to be assessed by an internist and/or cardiologist. If you are not healthy enough to undergo a full face lift, she may be a candidate for a "mini facelift" such as the, Life Style lift or LiteLift™, which is a simpler facelift procedure and does not require general anesthesia.
Can an 85 year old have a Lifestyle lift
My oppinion is definitely not. Lifestyle lift doesnt monitor the patients and dont generally operate out of accredited facilities. If my 85 year old mother was to have surgery I'd have a board certified experienced plastic surgeon operate on her with complete monitoring in a completely certified facility with an anaesthesiologist there .
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