Without trying to sound cliché, 50 is the new 40. In fact, most 50-year-olds have all the products, diets, and surgeries available to look like they are in their mid-30s. Plastic surgery has come a long way in terms of safety and natural looking results. But does that mean that plastic surgery after 50 is a good idea?
Am I Too Old for Plastic Surgery?
Plastic surgery has long been a means to combat the signs of aging. If you are dissatisfied with your aging looks, you are going to consider plastic surgery at some point in your life. It’s a medical field that tailors to men and women of a certain age, so all the strides made to advance the field are done with a certain level of that in mind.
The question thus is not “Am I too old for plastic surgery?” but rather, “Is plastic surgery safe for my age?” and “Do I want to get plastic surgery?”
Is Plastic Surgery Safe in Your 50s?
It can be very safe for many people in their 50s, 60s, and even 70s. However, to answer that question properly, it is important to consult with your plastic surgeon directly.
As a general rule, if your physical and mental health are within optimal / “normal” ranges, then you are a good candidate for plastic surgery. The plastic surgeon will evaluate both states thoroughly, and it’s important that you answer all of their questions completely and honestly.
Additionally, the type of cosmetic procedure you choose will have its own considerations. If you are considering a relatively simple procedure, such as a lip enhancement, there are going to be less challenges associated with it. A face lift or neck lift will have it’s own set or consideration that your plastic surgeon will discuss with you.
The truth is that safety has less to do with AGE and more to do with HEALTH, being the most important factor to consider plastic surgery after 50.
Will It Be Noticeable?
Plastic surgery really has made leaps and bounds into the 21st Century, with cutting edge technology and procedures that ensure your surgery is as natural-looking as possible.
Of course, the surgery will as noticeable as you find necessary. You want to notice the difference, after all! Newer plastic surgery techniques avoid scarring and the over-obvious surgery look that has become a cliché.
How Long Will It Last?
What happens to plastic surgery as you age? A valid question.
The simple answer is that you will age, and the surgery will not keep you looking young forever. You can opt for further surgery if you find it necessary.
Plastic surgery is a means to combat the signs of aging. So, as we get older, and as the time between surgery increases, we will be aging. You will age and the signs of aging will continue to manifest themselves on your face and body. That has less to do with the surgery itself, and more to do with the natural signs of aging.
Need to know more? Call our office directly and ask us anything. We are happy to help you decide If plastic surgery after 50 is right for you: (954) 779-2777.
Dr. Zoran Potparic is a board certified plastic surgeon in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, committed to performing surgery of the highest quality, safety, and artistry. He applies his years of global study and research, as well as more than 30 years of hands-on experience performing reconstructive and cosmetic surgery for patients coming from all over the United States.