When you think of Orlando cosmetic surgery, what age range first comes to mind? Those in their twenties and thirties, getting their noses shaped and their breasts enlarged? Perhaps those in their forties and fifties, receiving laser hair removal or tummy tucks. Cosmetic surgery isn’t just for the very young. Would you be surprised to learn that more than 84,000 patients over the age of 65 sought cosmetic surgery in 2012?
What sorts of procedures did these patients request? Many underwent blepharoplasty, which lifts sagging eyelids and reduces bags under the eyes. Some had facelifts, which removes excess skin and fat to enhance facial and neck appearance. Others explored the advantages of liposuction, which sculpts the body by extracting fat from unwanted areas. Whatever the procedure, patients having cosmetic surgery have increased over 350% in the past 5 years.
The key to successful cosmetic surgery, according to a study at the Cleveland Clinic, is careful screenings to identify patients who have medical conditions that significantly increase risk, like high blood pressure or a preexisting heart condition. Age was not a determining factor of success or safety. According to the study and pre-operative screenings, patients over 65 had no statistically significant increase in complications.
Many seniors are opting for cosmetic surgery because a longer and healthier lifestyle is making them want to look as good on the outside as they feel on the inside. A nip here and a tuck there can make someone look years younger. If you’re a senior and curious to learn if these procedures could work for you, contact Dr. George Pope, a qualified cosmetic surgeon with over 25 years of experience.
Dr. George Pope’s Pope Plastic Surgery provides Central Florida with first-class Orlando cosmetic surgeryservices. Our exceptionally trained staff delivers services designed to assist you in your journey toward a better quality of life. When you visit Pope Plastic Surgery, you will be greeted by our friendly, knowledgeable and compassionate staff, who will ensure you receive the most outstanding experience possible.