Is 58 Years of Age Too Old for a Tummy Tuck? I Weigh 155 Lbs and Have Lost 25 Lbs.
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58 is NOT too old for a tummy tuck
Some women have joking told me they don't even care if they have a belly button. They just want an improved contour. Well, some of these women are delighted to have a flatter abdominal wall, a smaller waist, and yes, and attractive belly button. They may elect to display it during fitness class or at the beach. Or, just for private moments. This is a life changing surgery for many women, At 58 ou have many years to enjoy the results of a well executed tummy tuck.
Tummy tuck preparation
Too old or too heavy for surgery?
Thank you for your question. The short answer, is that you are not too old or too heavy for your surgery by a longshot. The more important factor, is your health status, not your age. A 30-year-old with uncontrolled diabetes or a 25-year-old with a very heavy smoking history is has a higher risk of complications than a healthy 70-year-old. Your plastic surgeon will assess your safety profile during the consultation. Please visit with a board-certified plastic surgeon
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Is 58yo too old for a tummy tuck? I weigh 155 lbs and have lost 25 lbs.
You should obtain medical clearance from your primary care physician that you are at an acceptable risk for undergoing a surgical procedure. For elective or aesthetic procedures, your surgeon may want to get you to a reasonable health status prior to consideration for a procedure. Discuss all of your medical comorbidities and medication with your surgeon prior and discuss these risks. Also, discuss this with your anesthesiologist as proper monitoring and medications will be watched closely. This procedure should still be very safe for you and hope for an uncomplicated course with an excellent result! Hope that this helps! Best wishes!
58 Year Old Tummy Tuck Patient
Too old for tummy tuck?
Pablo Prichard, MD
Age and tummy tuck surgery
Congratulations on your weight loss. Your overall health status rather than age is what is important. Your plastic surgeon will review your past medical and surgical history to make sure you are a good candidate for tummy tuck surgery. Please visit with a board certified plastic surgeon to learn more about your options.
58 too old for a tummy tuck??
As long as you are healthy 58 is by no means too old to have a tummy tuck. If you have loose skin and it's bothering you I'd say so something about it! Best of luck, Dr Kerr
Not too old
A person's "biologic" age is more important than her "chronologic" age in determining risk for surgery. As long as you are reasonably healthy, a non-smoker, and have been cleared by your primary care doctor to have a procedure that lasts about 3 hours under general anesthesia, then, at 58, you are not too old to have a tummy tuck. Think of all the wonderful years you have left to enjoy the "new you"!
Tummy tuck for You
Certainly your age and weight are not a contraindication for proceeding with tummy tuck surgery as long as you are in good health and not a smoker. I have operated on many patients several years older. I would encourage you to proceed.
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