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Do You Consider a Tummy Tuck at 61 to Be a Waste of Time?

I've wanted one for a long time but could never afford it. But now that I can afford it, it seems silly of me to want one. Is it common for people in their sixties to get a tummy tuck?

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Tummy tuck after 60.



A tummy tuck at 61 is absolutely not a waste of time.  If you are in good health, you should do it.  In our Manhattan practice, about 20% of abdominoplasty patients are over 60.

Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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Don't worry about other people


You should look only at yourself and not worry about other people whomever they are. Look at your anatomy and physiological age, health and goals of surgeon. Age is less of a factor. Only you can determine if it is a waste of time and money or a reasonable goal with significant physical and emotional benefit.

Robin T.W. Yuan, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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Tummy tuck


61 years of age is in no way too old for this procedure.  If your health is otherwise good, you should consult with an American Board of Plastic Surgery certified plastic surgeon on your area.  Go to

Edmond A. Zingaro, MD
San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
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Doing a tummy tuck at 61 is absolutely not a waste of time. The surgery is designed to correct excess skin and fat and abdomenal laxity regardless of age. You must, however, be in good health, and I always recommend a full medical clearance prior to surgery.

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A tummy tuck at any age given that you are healthy enough for the surgery is not a waste of time. Some of my patients want to "look like they feel." So if you are interested, seek a consultation. Make sure your doctor does all appropriate testing to make sure you are in good health though.

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If you have the proper anatomy to benefit from a tummy tuck and are in excellent health and physical condition a tummy tuck can be safely performed.  The move active you are and the more positive your personality, the easier the recovery will be for you. 

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