Posted August 12, 2011 in Plastic Surgery News
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.
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.
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.
Stock images of models are used throughout this website and should not be interpreted as actual patients of our practice. Individual results may vary.
Life is meant to be lived fully and enjoyed thoroughly. The skilled plastic surgeons and aesthetic professionals at Advanced Plastic Surgery & Medspa are here to help you protect and maximize your beauty for a lifetime, so you can make the most of each moment. Schedule your consultation today.