I am a 60 year old woman, I am about 30 lbs over weight and have a apron flap beginning to take over. am I too old?
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Doctor Answers 60
Never too old
Dr. Jaime Campos-Leon
Health not age most important
Thank you for your question. The short answer, is that you are not too old 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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Having a medical checkup by your PCP to insure that you are healthy prior to any procedure is a must. If all is well visit a couple of board certified plastic surgeons in your area to get the best opinion for your goals
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