Many patients wonder if they cannot get a tummy tuck because they are too old for the procedure.
Your age is not a roadblock to getting the slim appearance you want, at least not by itself. But, it is important to understand where this myth came from and whether other factors make an abdominoplasty the procedure that benefits you.
How Does Age Affect a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck is a safe surgical procedure that Dr. Mahjouri has performed for many patients across his career. However, every surgery can cause complications. Bleeding, delayed wound healing, and the side effects of anesthetics are all risks that can occur with tummy tucks.
These side effects have a relatively low chance of occurring, but their likelihood increases with certain health conditions. Examples include diabetes, hypertension, coronary artery disease, and lung problems. In turn, your risk and severity of these conditions increase as you age. Even though aging itself does not prevent you from undergoing an abdominoplasty, many of the health risks that come with getting older could.
What Are My Options?
If you are interested in getting a tummy tuck but worry about your health getting in the way, the first thing you should do is schedule a consultation with Dr. Mahjouri. With over thirty-five years of experience in plastic surgery, Dr. Mahjouri can help you find out if abdominoplasty is right for you and what alternatives are available.
While talking to Dr. Mahjouri is the only real way to know if you should get a tummy tuck, you can still help yourself prepare for one. If you are at risk of developing the health conditions that make tummy tucks too risky, see what lifestyle changes you can make to prevent them. As long as you are completely healthy, your ability to get a tummy tuck will not be affected by how old you are.
Schedule Your Tummy Tuck Consultation Today!
Mahjouri Cosmetic Surgery & Skincare Clinic provides tummy tucks throughout Fridley, Blaine, Minneapolis, and all surrounding communities.
Dr. Mahjouri is an expert at procedures like abdominoplasty, and he will help you find the solution that gives you the image you desire.
To see if tummy tucks are right for you, call our practice today!