What is the best age for a Tummy Tuck?

Age is not the Determining Factor for Tummy Tuck Patients

When considering the issue of cosmetic surgery and what is the best option for each woman, the tummy tuck is a procedure that is often mentioned. Here at Berman Plastic Surgery, the tummy tuck is a popular option for women of all ages, with many women who may think they are too old for a procedure seeing the powerful impact of a tummy tuck. There are many aspects of the life of a patient that needs to be taken into account but for the majority of women, the issue of their age is not as important as their overall health.

Although we often see discussion in the media about what is the perfect time for a woman or man to undergo a tummy tuck, the truth is that every person is different and should be looking to make the right decision for themselves. There is no age limit on when a woman should want to remove any excess skin from their abdomen, with childbirth and age being the main factors for excess skin forming and affecting the confidence of a woman or man.

Who is the Ideal Candidate?

As was stated earlier, there is no single perfect candidate for a tummy tuck, with both men and women being candidates for this form of surgery. When considering who should undertake a tummy tuck, a surgeon will look for a candidate who is in the best health possible to complete their surgery in the safest possible way.

The main concern for a surgeon is that each patient who undergoes surgery is in the best health and is living a healthy lifestyle. This can take many forms, but in general, each surgeon looks for a candidate who has the best chances of success in maintaining their success in the future regardless of age. Of the candidates who arrive at the Berman Plastic Surgery office looking for a tummy tuck, many of the patients who are in their 40s, 50s, and 60s and living a healthier lifestyle than their younger counterparts will achieve the best results.

Undertaking the Procedure

It is important to understand exactly what kind of issues each candidate for a tummy tuck is facing when they arrive at the office of their surgeon. For example, despite age not being a determining factor in the decision about a candidate and their surgery, age does play a role in recovery.

A younger patient will often return to their normal life earlier than those who are a few years older. However, living a healthy lifestyle is vital because this can limit the chances of complications occurring during the surgery and in the days and weeks that follow.

Results Can Vary

One of the most impressive aspects of abdominoplasty is the fact many younger patients will see their results arrive almost instantly because of the elasticity of their skin. Older patients may not see this rapid healing of the skin, but will see their skin move back into place as time moves on.