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mommerplus
Mount Pleasant, TX

 
At 50 plus, are there increased risks or concerns that I should be aware of when planning a full tummy tuck and breast lift?


Most of the pictures are of much younger women, should my age create any special concerns? How does menopause impact the results?

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docblinski


Plastic surgeon
Miami, FL
United States
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August 13, 2010 3:13 AM

Depends upon your personal medical history. This can be obtained by your surgeon of choice so you and the chosen surgeon can discuss these issues. From MIAMI DR. B (more)
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drganchi


Plastic surgeon
Wayne, NJ
United States
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August 12, 2010 8:16 PM

As long as you are in good health, you should be a good candidate for tummy tuck and breast lift. One factor that is sometimes different in someone over 50 is that the recovery can take a (more)
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drfuentes


Plastic surgeon
Tijuana, Mexico
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August 11, 2010 6:27 PM

If you have not health problems, you do not smoke, and your blood test and ECG are normal, the risk is minimal (more)
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drgrossman


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New York, NY
United States
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August 11, 2010 5:59 PM

Not if you are in good health. (more)
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