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Is there an age limit for body lifting?
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Is there an age limit for body lifting?

14th Jun 2017

A body lifting surgery enhances the outline and tone of your overall body by remodeling the fundamental tissue that provides support to your skin and the fat in your body. The procedure is ideal for people who have surplus skin, fat, and other excessive loose tissues that often result from drastic weight loss. The body lifting procedure can be performed on the upper, middle, and lower body. The full body lifting procedure is recommended for patients with enormous amounts of loose and saggy skin.

Age is not the most significant or single factor that determines eligibility for the body lifting surgery. There are several criteria that must be met for successful candidacy. The surgeon will need to assess your overall health condition, including your susceptibility or vulnerability to infections, blood thinning or blood clotting history, wound healing problems, predisposition to excessive bleeding, cardiac issues, and pulmonary problems. These will all be taken into account during the initial consultation with a plastic surgeon.

There is no denying that aging and health problems are interrelated. The elderly are more at risk of health complications during and after the body lifting procedure. Generally, many people aged above 60 years are already suffering from some forms of chronic diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart problems. The body lift procedure can be problematic for such people.

However, if you are aged above 60 years and are healthy, or the health problems are properly managed, you may qualify for the body lifting procedure. Your plastic surgeon will assess your overall health and review your health and medication records, and if you pass the rigorous and thorough preoperative screening, evaluation and lab tests, you will get a date for your surgery. You should only go for the surgery if the benefits outweigh the risks for you.


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