Due to the variety of procedures available in plastic surgery, there can be no blanket rule on age although age will be taken into consideration when planning your operation. People of all ages have taken advantage of the image-enhancement offered by plastic surgery. However, in general, patients of all ages can take advantage of plastic surgery procedures as long as they are in good health.
Of course, with the advancements in plastic surgery techniques, many of the procedures that used to result in an extended recovery or down-time have changed dramatically. For example, patients undergoing facelift procedures are typically done under local anesthesia instead of general anesthesia. And patients having a tummy-tuck are up walking around the next day instead of laying in bed. These techniques are under constant refinement and are exactly what we specialize in at the Maryland Plastic Surgery Center.
More important than age playing a role in deciding IF you can have plastic surgery is understanding the limitations of plastic surgery at any age. Plastic surgery cannot “fix” every situation or reverse the aging process. What is a good procedure for one person may not be an appropriate procedure for another. The best way to learn if you are a good candidate for a procedure is to have a consultation and learn about all of your options.