According to a recent study presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, older men and women who undergo cosmetic surgery do not experience significantly higher rates of complications compared to younger adults who undergo cosmetic procedures. Researchers also found that the older group of patients underwent more aesthetic facial procedures than the younger group.
Researchers noted that America's aging population is increasingly pursuing cosmetic surgery rejuvenation, and that many of these patients and their doctors want to know if the 65+ population is at a greater risk of complications. Researchers reviewed a database of patients containing information dating back to May 2008 to analyze and compare complication rates. Of course, cosmetic surgery is not right for everyone. At Morgenstern Center, we are committed to your safety and wellbeing, and Dr. Morgenstern makes sure you are a good candidate for the procedure you are requesting.
Important aspects of the study include:
- The mean age of elderly patients was 69 years old
- The mean age of younger patients was 39 years old
- Post-operative complications among the older group occurred at a rate of 1.94 percent
- Post-operative complications among the younger group occurred at a rate of 1.84 percent
The small difference in complication rates between the two age groups is statistically insignificant.
If you are interested in facial cosmetic surgery to rejuvenate your appearance and want to know if you are a good candidate, please contact Morgenstern Center for Orbital and Facial Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation with experienced oculoplastic and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Ken Morgenstern.