I am a 70-year-old woman very good health; will I need to have a physical before I have the lifestyle lift?

Doctor Answers 4

Do I need a physical before surgery?

  • Any patient undergoing any kind of surgery needs to have a proper physical exam and history. Your plastic surgeon can perform this or you can have your family physician or internist do this. I would be surprised if any one would proceed with surgery without this information


Scottsdale Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Mini Lift for 70 Year Old

“Lifestyle Lift” was the branded name for a mini lift used by a company that I believe is no longer in business. Basically, it referred to a less invasive lower face lift done with local anesthesia.

There are many other names for a partial facelift, but at my center we call it a Mini Lift or a Comfort Lift. As long as you are in good health, your age should not be a deterrent to this rejuvenating surgery. During your consultation, you will answer a questionnaire about your medical issues and your facial plastic surgeon should also spend time evaluating your health. I've performed many successful partial and full rhytidectomies (facelifts) on patients in their 70s.

The mini lift is a shorter surgery than a facelift, can be done under local or general anesthesia, and has a shorter recovery time. It should turn back the clock between five and ten years and last about 10 years. I hope this helps.

Jonathan Kulbersh, MD
Charlotte Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 66 reviews

Age and a Facelift

Congrats to you for considering facial rejuvenation. The Lifestyle Lift business model was based on performing facial rejuvenation procedures under local anesthesia with mild oral sedation in an office setting. This allowed for clients of all ages (and health) to safely access these procedures. Because one does not have to be "put under", there is minimal stress on your heart/lungs/brain etc. So long as your physician provides a comprehensive questionnaire  (as they did at the LSL centers nationwide), he/she would be able to determine if you need further medical workup by your primary care physician prior to having a procedure. Generally speaking, a healthy 70 year old client with no significant medical history would be a wonderful candidate for procedures under local anesthesia. Good luck!

Paul Lanfranchi, DO, FAOCO
Las Vegas Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 64 reviews

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No physical examination necessary if you see a physician on a regular basis and are otherwise healthy.

No physical examination necessary if you see a physician on a regular basis and are otherwise healthy before a Lifestyle Lift. A physical examination will be performed by your "Lifestyle Lift" surgeon during the preoperative visit. If you do not have any issues  with the heart, lungs, blood clots, strokes, diabetes, sleep apnea or collagen vascular disease such as Rheumatoid arthritis, then, you are considered a  healthy 70 year old.

Ritu Malhotra, MD
Cleveland Facial Plastic Surgeon
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