Does Plastic Surgery Have An Age Limit?

There are plenty of misconceptions surrounding the world of plastic surgery. One common misconception is that there’s an age limit or a “right” time to get plastic surgery. In actuality, plastic surgery can be beneficial to people of many different age groups, and the best time for you to get plastic surgery will be unique to your circumstances. Here’s what to know about age and plastic surgery – and when you should consider seeking out a double board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Berman.

What Is The Best Age to Undergo Plastic Surgery?

There is no specific “best” age when it comes to plastic surgery. Plastic surgery is a safe procedure for both young and older people. There are some procedures that older people tend to pursue while other procedures can be performed on people of most age groups. Teenagers make up a notable demographic of plastic surgery patients, especially in certain procedures like rhinoplasty, otoplasty, or breast surgeries. There are a few limits on whether teenagers can undergo plastic surgery – primarily, they must have parental consent before undergoing a procedure.

When determining whether it’s the right time to undergo plastic surgery, don’t base your decision on the population as a whole. Instead, consult Dr. Berman and discuss some of these key factors.

Factors to Consider Before Undergoing Plastic Surgery

Age shouldn’t be a primary factor in determining your plastic surgery options. Instead, here are a few things to consider before undergoing plastic surgery.

Your Overall Health

Age won’t limit your ability to undergo plastic surgery, but your physical health does. To be successful with plastic surgery, you must be in good health. Dr. Berman will examine your medical condition, including blood work, previous surgeries, medications, and more. This helps Dr. Berman determine whether there will be any added risks to your procedure and whether you should pursue alternatives.

There are risks that come with plastic surgery (as with any kind of surgery). So, the healthier you are and the most experienced your plastic surgeon is, the safer the surgery. To ensure the safest possible surgery, make sure to always select a double board-certified plastic surgeon – board certification requires that your plastic surgeon adheres to rigorous safety standards and ongoing education to maintain their certification. It’s a vetting process that ensures only the most experienced and knowledgeable plastic surgeons such as Dr. Berman are recognized.

Your Expectations

While age is not a barrier for those seeking plastic surgery, the age at which you undergo this procedure can impact the result. Although it’s possible to undergo plastic surgery in your 80s, don’t expect the same results as in your 40s. Make sure you fully understand Dr. Berman’s recommendations and expected results based on your chosen procedure. With over 30 years of practice, he can give you the best estimation of what’s possible with plastic surgery.

Your Non-Surgical Alternatives

Surgery is no longer the only option. It’s possible to be completely healthy but still not suitable for surgery – perhaps because you don’t need it or your chosen procedure isn’t a good fit. A reputable and honest plastic surgeon will never recommend or perform a procedure you don’t need. If plastic surgery isn’t right for you, Dr. Berman and our team can help you explore non-surgical alternatives to best achieve your desired results.

Schedule a Consultation

Want to know if plastic surgery is right for you? Schedule an appointment at Berman Plastic Surgery and Spa in Boca Raton, FL by calling or filling out our online contact form. Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jonathan Berman is Boca Raton’s foremost expert in breast, face, and body plastic surgery. During a consultation, he can discuss the best ways to boost your confidence using the most experienced, industry-leading approaches.

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