Is And Active 65 Too Old For Lipo? (belly)

Is And Active 65 Too Old For Lipo? (belly)

Doctor Answers 4

Abdominoplasty vs. liposuction

More important than your age are your current state of health, the condition of your belly, what you want changed and what degree of change will satisfy you. None of these factors can be discerned from your post so your question cannot be answered specifically for you. In general 65 is currently not too old for liposuction if the patient is a good candidate for it.

I hope you realize that this format of posting questions and receiving answers lacks the face to face direct communication required for you to make an informed decision regarding your surgery.

My response to your question/post does not represent formal medical advice or constitute a doctor patient relationship. You need to consult with i.e. personally see a board certified plastic surgeon in order to receive a formal evaluation and develop a doctor patient relationship.

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Age is Nothing but a Number


Age is not a major factor whether one should or should not have liposuction.  A good candidate should be in good general health, have adequate fat for liposuction, good skin elasticity and have the appropriate Body Mass Index (<30).

Dr. ES

Too Old for Liposuction?

Absolutely not! 

Your health is important. Not your age. 

If you are healthy, active, with a normal EKG and your regular doctor clears you for surgery, liposuction is remarkably safe and results usually excellent.


Enjoy your result!

Elizabeth Morgan, MD, PhD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 43 reviews

Liposuction in >60 y/o

Liposuction is a very safe procedure especially if done under local anesthesia. it is recommended that for patients who are >50 y/o to have them medically cleared for the procedure and to have all medications thoroughly evaluated by the surgeon before the procedure. if youre in good shape and good health, and your doctor feels comfortable that u will be an uneventful recovery, liposuction under local anesthesia should not be a problem.

Misbah Khan MD, FAAD, FACMS
New York Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

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