Older men and women may be surprised to learn that they could be great candidates for cosmetic surgery. More and more, a person’s age is just one aspect alongside general health and medical history that determines their eligibility for a successful abdominoplasty. Older patients who desire body shaping through a Toronto tummy tuck will be glad to know they have options. The following considerations will help you really decide whether age is a factor for you.
Toronto Tummy Tuck Candidates : Are You Physically Active And Close To Your Goal Weight?
Regardless of age, the best candidates for a tummy reshaping, medically known as abdominoplasty, will exercise regularly and be able to maintain their weight. Patients who are in good general health will have a faster, more comfortable recovery from surgery, reducing surgical risks. As well, the best long-term results from this midsection reshaper can be expected by those who have minimal weight fluctuation post-procedure.
Are You A Non-Smoker?
If you’re a smoker, you will need to quit smoking weeks before your surgery, and if you have been a longtime smoker, then this may negatively impact your healing. Any form of nicotine use impairs circulation, and a robust circulatory system is essential to post-surgical recovery. Smokers are also at a higher risk for blood clots after operations. Talk with your plastic surgeon about healthy strategies to minimize these risks.
Skin Elasticity Often Declines With Age
Toronto tummy tuck patients desire a flatter stomach and smoother skin in their midsection. Younger patients can often achieve outstanding results due to the elasticity of their skin, but older patients may not see the same level of skin retraction. Individual results vary, and your abdominoplasty surgeon can assess the elasticity of your skinduring consultation, then share what expectations will be realistic for you if you decide to proceed.
Recovery Might Be More Challenging
This is another consideration that varies from patient to patient, but it is worth mentioning that some older patients may need more time to bounce back from surgery. If your job or lifestyle requires you to do lifting, then you’ll want to plan additional time off to recover or request accommodations to be made so you can adhere to your surgeon’s post-op instructions. Rest assured- these restrictions are only temporary, but they are important to follow for optimal recovery.
Maturity Can Bring A Sense of Confidence In What You Want
Many older patients in their 50’s and 60’s who choose abdominoplasty are excited to invest in this procedure and gain the abdominal contour they’ve desired for many years. Often women with children have spent years putting others’ needs before their own, and cosmetic surgery is a choice they finally make for themselves. Patients with stretched out abdominal muscle may have persevered through medical conditions like diastasis recti and back pain, which can be positively affected through an abdominoplasty. Other mature patients may consider a tummy tuck as the finishing touch on a significant weight loss goal. If you’ve waited for years to have the body shape you desire, you owe it to yourself to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon to find out whether a tummy tuck makes sense for you. Contact us at Edelstein Cosmetic today- we look forward to meeting you.
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