Newport Beach, CA ( ForPressRelease ) April 23, 2012 - with current advances in medical science, Americans lives have been extended to longer than at any time in history. In fact, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the life expectancy for the average American is nearly 79 years. This increase in age raises new questions concerning choices for beauty and specifically plastic surgery( http://www.galleryofcosmeticsurgery.com/ ).
Perhaps one of the most interesting aspects about the increase in life expectancy is that studies have shown that people are not only living longer but also living better. Furthermore, people are remaining active longer as well. During even these trying economic times, people over the age of 55 are financially well of and staying active into their twilight years. What professional plastic surgeons in Southern California's famous Orange County are seeing more of is that older patients are opting for surgical procedures to look great.
Most doctors tell their patients that, while age minimums for plastic surgery are important there is really no upper age limit for many popular procedures. Many Baby-Boomers choose to have plastic surgery well into their 70s and 80s. While surgery will always carry inherent risks, patients who are in their 60s or 70s should consider the effects of anesthesia. These concerns will usually be addressed in a thorough initial consultation with the doctor. Because, Dr. Sadati puts patient safety first; he recommends that older patients get medically cleared before any plastic surgery.
Medical clearance is important because of the thorough nature of the exam and pre-operative screening. If they make it through this process they should be able to handle any cosmetic procedure. Dr Sadati has been seeing a wider variety of aged patients wishing to have cosmetic procedures. When people tend to live longer, they tend to want to look their best even that means surgically shaving off a few years.
According to statistics from leading industry association, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), more than 675,000 individuals over the age of 65 underwent surgical and non-invasive cosmetic procedures in 2010. This accounts for more than seven percent of the total procedures performed that year. Like any patient seeking plastic surgery, seniors are opting for some of the most popular surgeries including: facelifts, blepharoplasty, liposuction, transdermal fillers, and laser skin resurfacing.
In Orange County( http://www.galleryofcosmeticsurgery.com/ ) and elsewhere, evidence of seniors choosing plastic surgery is everywhere. Even many celebrities in their golden years are having work done. Big brand names such as Kenny Rogers, Burt Reynolds, and Joan Rivers have gone to great lengths to look younger. Except for complications that are inherent to the aging process, the risks for plastic surgery among Baby-Boomers are generally the same for the rest of the population. What's more, older patients are in a better position to pay for their procedures than some of their younger counterparts.
Whatever the age of the patients, board certified professionals like the Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery's Dr. Kevin Sadati can make anyone look great.
Contact: Dr. Kevin Sadati
Phone: (949) 706-7776