ABC7’s The More in the Morning team spoke with Dr. Michael K. Kim and he explains what doctors look for when determining who is eligible for plastic surgery. Good News! The age of the patient does not matter for plastic surgery.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, a study finds cosmetic procedures just as safe for elderly as for young. Patients over the age of 65 can undergo cosmetic surgery with the same complication rate as younger patients. Plastic surgery is a healthy and effective option for the right patient at any age.
That said, Dr. Kim discusses how older patients will typically go through slightly more testing prior to surgery to ensure safety throughout the process.
There are two main factors: Physical Health and Emotional Health.