Is 70 Too Old for a Facelift?
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25 years ago we would have said yes
Now, it very much depends on the individual's state of health. I have a 70 year old in my practice who is a marathon runner. Because surgery is performed under deep IV sedation or general anesthesia, it is important that you internist agrees this is a reasonable pursuit. Recovery is relatively fast and provided you are in good health and have realistic goals, this can be a very reasonable choice. I personally would recommend that you have your facelift at a hospital based surgery center or operating room rather than a surgeon's private office based operating room. A hospital location ensures there are medical resources around in case they are needed.
Your overall health determines your risk
Never “Too Old” for a Facelift
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Is 70 too old for a facelift?
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!
Male Facelift in an older patient
In my practice we routinely perform facelifts on older patients, provided that certain factors are taken into consideration. First a thorough evaluation is performed by an internist. Second, the surgery and anesthesia is performed in such a fashion that there is minimal strain on the cardiovascular system. It takes an expert OR team, surgeon, anesthesiologist and well trained OR staff, to achieve that. Of course of utmost importance is to choose an expert facelift surgeon that can deliver the desired result.
70 and facelift
Being seventy years old is not too old for a facelift. I think that as long as you are healthy it should be fine. An exam would be essential of course to assess your overall medical conditiona and also address your concerns.
Age is not a factor for facelifts
Although the average first facelift is not in one's 70's, it is perfectly acceptable to perform a facelift into the 90's on appropriate candidates.
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