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Too Old for Plastic Surgery?

Do you ever wonder if you’re too old for this or that? As the years pass, we tend to think in terms of age appropriateness—things like hairstyles, what we wear, and what we eat. While our tastes can change with age, we never outgrow the desire to look our best. And when we reach a certain age—we deserve to look great. With that in mind, if you think you may be too old for plastic surgery, think again – you’re probably at the perfect age.

No Greater Risk

Truth be told, healthy patients older than 65 are at no higher risk than their younger counterparts for procedures like a facelift or a tummy tuck. These findings come from a clinical study performed by plastic surgeons at the Cleveland Clinic. The most important factor when considering plastic surgery is overall health and the patient’s expectations from the procedure.

Safety Comes First

Board-certified and Harvard-trained plastic surgery, Dr. Jason Cooper ensures his patients are in good health and emotionally prepared before allowing them to undergo cosmetic enhancement. He performs a thorough evaluation during the initial visit when he explains the procedure and determines if you are a suitable candidate. With a practice in South Florida, a large portion of Dr. Cooper’s patients retirees, so he is well versed in ensuring safety and success in mature patients. He performs a thorough physical assessment before scheduling any surgical procedure and adheres to the highest ethical standards prescribed by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Knowing What to Expect

Having plastic surgery at an older age should come with a firm understanding of what to expect before, during, and after the procedure. A good example is knowing that a facelift will remove about 10 years from your appearance, making a 70-year-old patient look more like 60, not 35. A successful procedure will freshen up your features while preserving your natural beauty.

Are You a Good Candidate for Plastic Surgery?

If you are still wondering if you are the right age for a specific cosmetic enhancement, we can help. Whether you wish to refresh facial appearances, sculpt your body into having leaner contours, or look and feel radiant, Dr. Cooper will advise you of what is possible and what is not. He will work earnestly with you to find the optimal treatment to help you achieve your aesthetic goals, safely and effectively.

Schedule a Consultation Today

If you would like more information about any of the procedures we offer, surgical or non-surgical, contact us today. We are currently offering virtual consultations for your convenience, or you can call (561) 406-6574.