Older adults can rest easy when undergoing a facelift
June 29, 2011
A recently published study found that seniors who undergo a facelift are not at a higher risk of complications compared to younger patients, provided that the older adults undergo proper screening, reports NBC affiliate WKYC.
To come to these conclusions, researchers in Cleveland looked at more than 200 women who underwent facelifts in a three-year span. Many of these patients were over the age of 65. Researchers found that not only were the older adults just as safe as their younger counterparts were, women over the age of 65 were more likely to score higher on a test of their overall health, according to the news source.
Proper screening is necessary for facelift patients, no matter what their age. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeons will evaluate every patient by reviewing their medical history and running a physical examination.
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