lLipisuction can be performed at almost any age. However for older patients I do make several modifications. The amount of tumescent fluid I use is less as well as the total amount removed. This lessons the fluid load on your heart and is safer. Without photographs it is impossible to comment on your particular situation. If you have a large abdomen or hanging skin, then you are not a good candidate if you have small to medium collections in the upper and lower abdomen then you are a candidate. There is more chance of loose skin with someone in your age group, but most of my patients that are older are still happy with their liposuction and don't require skin removal
I am 67 years old and thinking of having Smart Lipo on my lower and upper abdomen. Is there a higher risk for my age group?
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Smartlipo in older age group
Smartlipo using Tumescent Anesthesia is safe for all age groups.
There are always risks when having any type of surgery. You can minimize these risks by having your smartlipo performed under local anesthesia. As you remain awake, there is no need for general anesthesia and stopping your breathing. This is in fact much riskier than smartlipo itself! Even better, when the procedure is completed, you are back on your feet immediately and go home numb. Healthy patients in their 60s, 70s and even 80s are safe for tumescent anesthesia as long as they pass preoperative screening.
Smart Lipo safety
Smart Lipo (compared to traditional liposuction) is a good option for patients with risk of general anesthesia. We have done Smart Lipo on patients your age with good results and without complications. Your health and medical issues are a major factor and would be considered in assessing your risk. As long as expectations are reasonable, especially related to skin tightening, Smart Lipo is your best option.
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Thank you for your question. You are never too old to want to look and feel your best. As long as you are healthy, and any medical issues are well-controlled, you would likely do just fine with Smartlipo since it is done using local anesthesia. The issue would be the ability of your skin to "recoil" and tighten up after the removal of fatty tissue. You would be at an increased risk of less than ideal cosmetic outcomes than someone in their 30's, for example. I would suggest meeting w/ a local plastic surgeon who offers Smartlipo to discuss your case. Best wishes.
Age For smart Lipo?
Dr Dhaval PatelDouble Board Certified Plastic SurgeonChicago Hoffman EstatesOak Brook
Age and Lipo
Thank you for your question. When trying to identify what is a patient’s level of risk for surgery and anesthesia, the best classification system is done by The American Society of Anesthesiologists. Basically what this says is that patients who have medical conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes or kidney problems or heart problems are at a higher level of risk for surgery, also depending on if they are obese or if they smoke. Age is actually not one of the criteria that is looked at as part of this classification system. However, more medical problems are more common within increasing age, but if your doctor has ruled you out for all those and said that you have no medical problems or if you do that they were well controlled, then you are not in a higher risk for surgery based on your age. Good luck!
Smartlipo is very safe
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Age is just a number
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