TUMMY TUCK AND AGE: HERE’S WHAT ACTUALLY MATTERS
There are many misconceptions about cosmetic surgery, including that it is only ideal for younger people in the prime of their lives. That understanding certainly isn’t true. Dr. Berman, a double board-certified plastic surgeon with 30 years of experience, sees clients of all ages here at Berman Plastic Surgery & Spa in Boca Raton, Florida.
While many prospective patients who want to receive an abdominoplasty or “tummy tuck” procedure are of child-bearing age, others are older (sometimes well into their 60s). The most common reasons individuals choose to undergo this procedure is that they were unsuccessful in regaining their ideal abdominal aesthetic post-pregnancy, after significant weight loss, or due to the aging process.
His decision to operate on patients isn’t impacted by their age but instead by their overall health. Dr. Berman weighs various factors when determining if a patient is an ideal tummy tuck surgery candidate as detailed below.
Health factors that impact whether you qualify for a tummy tuck
Anyone wishing to receive an abdominoplasty will first need to undergo a review of their medical history and a thorough physical exam. You can also expect Dr. Berman to ask about your post-operative expectations, your current exercise routine, and whether you smoke. Maintaining healthy routines, including not smoking and working out, helps you attain an optimal surgical outcome.
Is it better to have a tummy tuck at a certain age?
There’s no ideal age for a patient to undergo a tummy tuck. Many female patients in their 20s, 30s, or 40s want to reclaim their bodies after completing their families. Patients in their 50s and 60s often see Dr. Berman for a surgical evaluation because their healthy eating habits and active lifestyle haven’t yielded the body that they’ve hoped for, especially when it comes to the abdominal area. For these patients, a tummy tuck will often provide them with that elusive flat tummy they’ve long tried to achieve.
What results can I expect, and how does age impact plastic surgery recovery?
There are no definitive, one-size-fits-all results you can expect from plastic surgery. A review of our gallery of before-and-after photos can give you some perspective as to what you can expect, though.
Predicting how the recovery process will go isn’t possible either. Various factors, such as your overall health and the post-operative choices you make can impact recovery. Age is not explicitly important in all this, but lifestyle is. For example, if you’re younger, you can’t pick up your kids for some time post-surgery. All patients must avoid picking up heavy objects for optimal recovery.
If you are interested in learning more about the tummy tuck procedure, contact us today or give us a call at 561-235-3208 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Berman.
Dr. Jonathan Ross Berman is a Boca Raton plastic surgeon who has been certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery with over 30 years of service experience specializing in Breast Augmentation, Rhinoplasty, Face Lift, Liposuction, and many other types of plastic surgery in Boca Raton, FL.