How Old is Too Old for Plastic Surgery?

You’re never too old to feel good and love the reflection looking back at you in the mirror. While some baby boomers may prefer traditional plastic surgeries like the facelift and eyelid surgery, others may simply want to improve the look of their lines, age spots, sagging skin, and wrinkles — and all these options are great! All of these surgical and nonsurgical options are incredibly accessible to more mature patients and therefore showing trends of an increased number of patients over the age of 50-60. Let’s take a closer look at what types of surgeries these patients are looking at and what an ideal mature patient looks like.


In most recent decades and with more education on health and advancements in technology, seniors are looking a lot younger than their actual ages. With more curricular activities and programs available to them than ever before, more seniors are staying physically active and eating healthier to maintain their overall health. For some seniors with severe health and/or medical conditions, specific plastic surgeries could pose a larger risk and therefore be an unsafe choice. For most seniors in generally good health, plastic surgery can be a great option to improve their appearance as well as self-esteem and confidence.


There are some considerations that seniors will need to take before undergoing plastic surgery. Compared to a patient in their 30s and 40s, a more mature patient will require a slightly longer recovery period as their bodies will take more time to recuperate. Your board-certified surgeon will also most likely require consent from your family doctor or primary physician before agreeing to the surgery. Once the proper considerations are made — including a thorough medical history examination and evaluation of the patient’s lifestyle and habits — expectations and preparations will be discussed to assure the proper post-operative care.


For patients considering injectables like Botox and hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, these minor procedures can help shave years off a mature patient’s perceived age without the need for recovery or downtime. More traditional plastic surgeries that are popular among patients over the age of 50 include facelifts, neck lifts, breast lifts, eyelid lifts, and more! Of course, as previously mentioned, these will require more time for recovery. However, when performed by an experienced professional like Toronto’s board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Adibfar, results are fantastic and mature patients are more than satisfied with their results after a full recovery.


In short, past stigmas deemed plastic surgery solely for the young, rich, and famous. In actual truth, one is never too old for plastic surgery. In recent decades, plastic surgery has become more accessible than ever before. And with the proper care and safety measures, patients over the age of 50 and beyond are more than able to achieve the fantastic youthful-looking results and procedures to help them look and feel better.


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