Since I am quite old and have lots of wrinkles will it be worth my while and how successful will the results be and how long will they last? Kelly
I Am 76 Years Old, Can I Get A Facelift?
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No Upper Age Limit for Facelift Benefits
I never consider chronological age as a deterrent to facial plastic surgery. Health is the #1 consideration; this becomes more important over the age of 65. I would need you to have medical clearance and would also evaluate you in my office to be sure you have no contraindications to surgery and are not using any medications that might interfere with a good outcome and/or healing.
Because you have severe wrinkling in addition to sagging, I would probably recommend chemical peels in addition to the face lift, and would get you onto an appropriate skin care regimen that you could use to maintain your results. A facelift should take approximately 10 years off your face. You will look rejuvenated, but not “done.” With proper skin care and a healthy life style, results should last about 10 years. You will continue to age during this time, but with the clock set back so far by your surgery, your satisfaction with your results should be quite long lasting. I hope this helps.
Facelift at 76
of course, as long as your general health and cardiopulmonary status present minimal risks. there are clients who will get better results than others due to tissue damage from too much sun, poor diet, smoking, alcohol, or other metabolic or inherited issues ( diabetes rheumatoid or collagen disease, hypothyroid ) for the older client in your age range there is the possibilty that you could request a secondary facelift at an earlier interval than in the younger client with greater elasticity who frequently can take 7 to 10 years to catch up what they looked like before the first facelift. a lot of patient satisfaction has to do with expectations. I do guarantee for older clients that they will not look like they did at 16, and also they will continue to age.
I am 76yo - can I get a facelft?
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!
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I Am 76 Years Old, Can I Get A Facelift?
- Safety is of paramount importance. If you are fit and healthy with few medical conditions then having a facelift is both safe, associated with a fast recovery and good results. If you have medical conditions it is important that you have necessary medical assessment to ensure the medical conditions are controlled and you are fit for surgery.
- Assessment for my patients includes blood tests, heart tracing (ecg of ekg), chest x-ray amongst other tests.
- Medications that you are taking may affect bruising, swelling and healing in general. It is key to discuss these with your surgeon.
- General fitness is important and with regular exercise this improves your recovery and healing.
- Additional procedures used in conjunction with facelift surgery will enhance the effectiveness of the surgery. Fat transfer to restore volume loss and skin resurfacing to restore sun damaged skin are two common procedures that will enhance the facelift procedure.
- Surgical technique for facelift surgery in older patients requires meticulous surgery as the tissues lose some of the strength and elasticity with age, resulting in finer and more delicate facial tissues.
When it Comes to Facelift Surgery, Surgeons are More Concerned About Biologic Age Instead of Chronologic Age
When evaluating patients for facelift surgery we’re far more concerned about biologic age than chronologic age. There are many patients who are biologically much younger then their stated age. These patients have taken good care of themselves by eating right and exercising regularly. Not only are they more healthy, but they seem to be younger at heart. They lead very active lives and have busy schedules. For these reasons, an age of 76 is not necessarily a contraindication to proceeding with surgery.
It’s obviously important for anyone older then fifty to have a comprehensive medical evaluation before proceeding. This should include a physical examination, EKG and laboratory studies. Clearance from their primary care physician is a requirement. Facelift surgery in this group is associated with high satisfaction rates.
Age is not the primary determinant in being a candidate (either on the young or old side). If you are in good health and maintain good skin quality, then a facelift can help you possibly in conjunction with laser resurfacing.
Face lift at 76
There is no absolute age ceiling for having a face lift as long as your general health is good. If skin quality is poor you may also need laser resurfacing and possibly fat grafting to achieve the best result.
I'm 76. Can I get a faceless? Exclamation
age in reality it's just a number. Your physical health is most important. We frequently care for patients in the 70s, and even early 80s with facial aesthetic surgery very good results. I was so pleased to receive a card from an 82-year-old woman like her for who to me that thank you. Now I look as good as I feel. Isn't that what it's all about?. These procedures can be done so safely with virtually no bleeding in a very fast recovery. If you see yourself is not looking as good as you feel facial aesthetic surgery is probably something to consider. There are many other options as well, including laser resurfacing, injectables, and many other treatments. Good luck. Best wishes – Dr. Joseph Hunstad
Am I too old to have a Facelift?
The question is not whether you are too old, but instead, how healthy are you? Chronological age can me much different than a patient's physical and mental age. I have had 60 year old patients that look and feel 80 years old and visa versa. The important issue is how good your health is and how your recovery will be? This is usually best answered by a good physical exam by your surgeon and a medical clearance exam from your primary care physician. There are always risks and dangers with surgery, but age doesn't necessarily have to be one of them. In general, facelifts are best performed on 50-60 year olds. Expect a facelift to cost between $8000-13000 depending on additional procedures and extent of surgery.Good luck.
Facelift at 76 is not too old!
The results for your facelift can be quite dramatic and hopefully help you look and feel years younger. But, please realize that a facelift only tightens the skin and provides no relief for the appearance of your complextion. Therefore combining a facelift with resurfacing techniques would be the best treatment plan.
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