It’s good to know that as we age we can still have an option for a little nip/tuck if we decide to. Would face procedures tend to be a safer plastic surgery choice to begin with? It’s good to know that advancements in surgery and science allow better results and make it safer for the patients.
According to a study published in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery publication elderly patients are no more at risk of complications during facelift surgery than younger patients.
The Cleveland Clinic’s Esteban Marten, M.D., M.P.H., and his colleagues performed the study into whether chronological age increases the risk of complications during this plastic surgery procedure, basing their findings on the outcomes of facelifts performed on 216 elderly patients, of which 148 were under 65 and 68 of them were 65 or older.
The study found that both groups had similar findings, with no deaths occurring in any of the patients studied.
The interesting findings are encouraging to many older prospective patients, who may have otherwise decided not to have this elective surgery, further demonstrating that plastic surgery is steadily improving its safety and recovery rates.