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My friend who is 68 wanted to get a tummy tuck, but the doctor told her he wouldn'to do it because at 68 he felt it was dangerous.
I'm interested, and I am 60, but worried that I may be too old too. I am in relatively good shape, but I do have a little high blood pressure,IBD,osteoporosis and osteoarhritis. How old is too old.
There really isn't a "too old" for surgery. It all depends on your health, not the number representing your age. There is no debating that as we age there may be problems brewing that we are not yet aware of. Therefore, a thorough work up pre operatively is necessary. Blood work, chest x-ray, and EKG are routine, and frequently I'll even schedule a stress test. There is no question that surgery is a stress on your system, so we want to be safe. The oldest patient I have performed a tummy tuck on was 72, in great health and did extremely well through surgery and recovery. www.DiscoverTheBeauty.com Good Luck
If you or your friend are interested in surgery, you both should go through a preoperative medical clearance with a cardiologist. If the doc says you are OK then you shoould be able to find a plastic surgeon for the right job.
Good luck from NYC
Age is not really the question, it is rather your overall health, whether any significant illnesses may contribute to poor healing or wound infection, and the general quality of your skin. 60 should not be too old, but I agree that if there is some question, a preoperative clearance is a good idea.
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