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One of the main goals of cosmetic surgery is to help people look younger, whether that’s through non-invasive procedures or traditional surgery.  Indeed, between skin tightening, face lifts, and dermal fillers, it seems like the majority of patients are interested in turning back the hands of time for as long as possible.

But with that comes the inevitable question: What age is too old for cosmetic surgery?

The Answer May Surprise You…

For too long, research and news articles have focused on the growing trend of younger generations undergoing cosmetic surgery.  While women in their late teens and early twenties are undergoing Botox, there’s not a lot of similar coverage about older generations undergoing plastic surgery.

That’s because there’s no real “age” at which people should stop getting cosmetic surgery.  Instead, it comes down to how healthy you are, since many plastic surgery procedures require invasive surgery under general anesthesia.  This deciding factor is usually left up to the discretion of the plastic surgeon, who will determine if you’re healthy enough for cosmetic surgery.

At Rocheford Plastic Surgery in Woodbury, MN – serving the St. Paul/Minneapolis metro area – board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Heather Rocheford uses her consultation process to determine a candidate’s viability, no matter what age that candidate might be.

With this in mind, take a look at how Dr. Rocheford will usually determine if you’re the right age and in a healthy state for plastic surgery:

  • Your medical records should indicate that you’re in good health, and can handle surgery and general anesthesia. If your medical records indicate that you’ve have issues with anesthesia in the past, Dr. Rocheford will recommend a non-invasive solution to your cosmetic concerns.
  • You have realistic expectations about your cosmetic procedure. This caveat is the same requirement used for all patients, regardless of age.  If you don’t have realistic expectations or goals for your surgery, Dr. Rocheford may refuse to operate.
  • You maintain a healthy lifestyle. You should be mobile, independent, and able to take care of yourself without any trouble or requiring any assistance.

Dr. Rocheford may use other factors to determine if a candidate is in appropriate health to undergo cosmetic surgery.

Schedule Your Consultation at Rocheford Plastic Surgery

Not sure if you’re too young or old for cosmetic surgery? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Rocheford at Rocheford Plastic Surgery in Woodbury, MN.  Together, you and Dr. Rocheford can determine if you’re a viable candidate for your desired plastic surgery procedure.

Rocheford Plastic Surgery serves the greater St. Paul/Minneapolis metro area. Call  651-739-1100 to learn more.

Patient Resources

Whether a new or returning patient, we have plenty of resources to either help you get started or learn more about the procedure process. From patient forms to blogs, we have all the resources you’ll need to prepare yourself for your appointment.

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