Does Plastic Surgery Have an Age Limit?

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April 23, 2014
Most patients start thinking about ways to relieve lines, wrinkles, drooping, and other side effects of getting older in their mid- to late-30s. Whether you decide to rejuvenate your face sooner or later in life, John J.W. Lee, M.D., FACS, is pleased to welcome plastic surgery patients at nearly every stage of life throughout the Philadelphia area. During his years of experience, Dr. Lee has found that there is no maximum age limit for patients who want to revitalize their brow, eyelids, and other parts of the upper face. Along with realistic expectations about the procedure, one of the qualities all plastic surgery candidates should have is good overall physical health. Disorders affecting the eyes and other parts of the body can interfere with the post-operative healing necessary to get the most from a facial cosmetic procedure. You should be free from conditions like the following if you’re considering plastic surgery:
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Conditions affecting the eye, such as glaucoma or chronic dry eye syndrome
Good health also means not smoking, or being willing to quit before your procedure. In addition to the numerous negative effects it can have on your body, smoking also prematurely ages the skin; continuing the habit after plastic surgery will simply undermine the results. Though Dr. Lee has found that age isn’t an obstacle for patients seeking plastic surgery, it’s still important to contact our office to arrange an initial consultation. Please call 610-789-6701 today to schedule a time when Dr. Lee can review your health and medical history at our Philadelphia office.
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