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Seniors – Are You Considering Cosmetic Surgery?

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016


senior plastic surgeryCosmetic surgery is popular no matter the age of the patient, and, today, more seniors than ever are considering cosmetic surgery as a way to enhance they way they look – to ensure that it matches the way they feel. Cosmetic surgery for the older population is definitely trending.

One reason for this trend is that many people are choosing to postpone retirement and stay in the workforce. With that decision comes the increased pressure to look young – and stay competitive. Many older women and men are motivated to opt for cosmetic procedures to boost their self-confidence and image. Additionally, many older patients are seeking cosmetic procedures because of longer life expectancies and healthier lifestyles. Cosmetic surgery has become a common practice for all ages and all walks of life.

There are always risks with surgery, and elective surgery on older patients may bring with it additional concerns. Older patients may have medical problems such as high blood pressure and coronary artery disease that should be taken into consideration. Older patients are also more likely to be on medications that could impact the outcome of their procedure.

Cosmetic surgery is a matter of choice – and you are in the driver’s seat. Be sure your doctor is aware of any health and medical factors that could increase your risk for complications or affect the results of the procedure you choose. Forehead lifts and breast lifts are popular, along with face lifts, liposuction of the neck and eyelid surgery. These procedures may also be combined. At the Center for Plastic Surgery, Dr. Buchanan offers many cosmetic surgery options for seniors. He carefully screens each patient to ensure optimum results.

It isn’t too late to consider cosmetic surgery. Call to schedule a consultation appointment, today. It’s time to bring on your best, most confident self: (828) 526-3783.