There’s been one story sweeping the news this past week that questions whether or not there is – or should be – an age limit on cosmetic surgery. An Orange County, California woman, Marie Kolstad underwent plastic surgery at the age of 83. Her decision to have cosmetic surgery was not out of necessity; it was out of a desire to look and feel better, which is something that many Americans of any age can relate to.
However, there are critics wondering if Marie Kolstad should have gone under the knife due to her age and a potential for more health complications. The answer to that question is both yes and no. After all, Kolstad’s health was not at all questionable, and age alone does not determine the eligibility of a patient.
Health Concerns for All Plastic Surgery Patients
Plastic surgeons asses all patients in the same manner, regardless of their age. One thing that they look at is the weight of an individual, as there are higher risks associated with plastic surgery and obesity. A full pre-op examination is completed, and anyone exhibiting insecure vital signs prior to surgery will never be put under the knife. Doctors also consider the complete health history of a potential cosmetic surgery patient.
Are You Considering Plastic Surgery as a Senior?
If you are considering following in the footsteps of Marie Kolstad, and wish to have plastic surgery as a senior, please contact us. We can help determine if you are an eligible candidate for a specific procedure. Don’t worry about the critics – plastic surgery is a personal choice. There can be risks when you have plastic surgery at any age. Provided you are in good health, you need to assess the risks against the benefits with the assistance of your doctor.