Am I Too Old for Liposuction?

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You must be at least 18 years old to undergo elective plastic surgery. After that point, so long as you are physically and emotionally prepared for a procedure, there is no upper age limit for plastic surgery.

To be a good candidate for liposuction, you should be:

  • A nonsmoker (or willing to quit well in advance of your procedure)
  • In generally good physical health
  • Prepared to take time to recover
  • Willing to follow pre and postoperative directions
  • Realistic in your expectations

Liposuction is a body contouring procedure. It can be used to remove up to 11 pounds of fat from targeted areas of the body, but it is neither safe nor effective as a method of weight loss. As such, the best candidates for liposuction are men and women who are comfortably close to their ideal BMI.

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While there is no upper age limit on plastic surgery, liposuction may not be as effective after a certain age. The procedure requires physical responsiveness that may be more common in younger individuals. However, there is no set age at which liposuction candidacy changes. 

The biggest determining factors in your candidacy will be unique to your body, lifestyle, and experience. It is always best to work with a board-certified plastic surgeon to help ensure you are in the hands of a capable and proven doctor who will take all factors into account when determining the most effective options.

Where Can Liposuction be Used?

Liposuction can be used to remove fat from:

  • Ankles and Calves
  • Knees, Thighs, and Buttocks
  • Hips and Abdomen
  • Waist and Flanks
  • Upper Back and Arms
  • Chest and Neck
  • Jawline and Face

In some cases, several treatment areas can be addressed at once, helping to tone and trim the entire body. However, it is important to remember that liposuction should never be used to lose weight. It’s simply not a safe method of weight loss.

If you are curious to learn more about liposuction and what it may be able to do for you, please call Beauty by Brueck at (239) 244-2329 to schedule a consultation today. We maintain offices in Punta Gorda, Cape Coral, and Ft. Myers.

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