I Am 64y/o. Is It Still Possible to Have an Abdominoplasty Done at my Age?

Doctor Answers 13

Too old for tummy tuck?

Thank you for your post. Age is not a contraindication to surgery. Poor health is. If you are a healthy adult, and interested in a tummy tuck surgery, meet with a board certified plastic surgeon. He or she will assess you as a patient for any risks you might have. The biggest risks are heart disease, diabetes, smoking, high blood pressure, and previous history of deep venous thrombosis.
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Pablo Prichard, MD

Phoenix Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 47 reviews

Tummy Tuck for a 64 year old

If you are in good health you should be fine to have an abdominoplasty. I have had patients older than you that have done very well. be sure that you pick a Board Certified Plastic surgeon who uses a Board Certified Anesthesiologist and you should be fine. Good luck!

Miguel Delgado, MD
San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 75 reviews

Tummy tuck

First i need to know if you suffer some disease, do you smooke? Are you taking some medication?\, and i need to see some pics of you too.

Disnalda Matos, MD
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

Abdominoplasty perfectly acceptable in a healthy 64-year-old.

Age is not a specific contraindication to abdominoplasty. It is a significant operation but if the patient is in good health there's no contraindication to it.

Vincent N. Zubowicz, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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When are you too old for a tummy tuck?

Chronological age is not as important as physiologic age.  I have seen people in their 70's who are in great shape, and people in their 40's who are in terrible shape.  The one thing that is hard to change though is the condition of the skin as we age.  There is less elastic tissue in older skin, and so the results of a tummy tuck inherently may not be as good. The best answer to your question would come from a plastic surgeon who has examined you. Good luck

Paul W. Loewenstein, MD
Milwaukee Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

Abdominoplasty Tummy Tuck and Age

Certainly at age 64 you may be a candidate for a tummy tuck. Physiologic age and health are far more important in determining if you are a good candidate rather than chronologic age. A board certified plastic surgeon with an expertise an body contouring should be able to tell you what you can expect from a tummy tuck and if you are a good candidate. Safety and low risk for complications are the most important considerations in this type of surgery. Good luck!

M. Dean Vistnes, MD
Bay Area Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 47 reviews

No absolute age limit for aesthetic surgery.

Your physiologic age is the most important criterium.  If you are  64 yo with no significant health problems you are a better candidate than a 30 yo with diabetes and a bad heart.

Mark A. Schusterman, MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 77 reviews

Age not as important as medical condition

If you are healthy and not obese, your odds of a successful procedure are enhanced. This is something that you will not determine online. Your plastic surgeon can go over this with you.

I have had patients of this age do this procedure without complication but patient selection is important.

Victor Au, MD (retired)
Chapel Hill Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

Too old for a tummy tuck

In my opinion, 64 is not too old for a tummy tuck.  What is more important is that you review your medical history with your plastic surgeon to make sure that there are not any other health considerations which might preclude elective surgery.  Best of luck.

Too Old for Abdominoplasty

No you are not too old for an abdominoplasty as long as your overall health is good.   Being older does increase your risk for a blood clot so it is very important that your are in great physical shape and continue to talk immediately postop. Good luck!

Constance M. Barone, MD
San Antonio Plastic Surgeon
3.9 out of 5 stars 23 reviews

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