It’s a question we hear often, especially on social media. The aging process affects everyone differently. For some patients, growing older can mean that you’re no longer a good candidate for liposuction due to other health conditions. However, the number of candles on your birthday cake alone isn’t something that will disqualify you from getting liposuction. That’s why here at Exert Clinic we don’t have an upper age limit – we treat each case individually.
Let’s talk a little bit about what makes someone a good candidate for liposuction so we can see how aging affects (or does not affect) your ability to get liposuction. The ideal candidate for liposuction is going to be within 20-30 pounds of their ideal weight, in good general health, and has good skin laxity. They should also have reasonable expectations about their results, should not be actively gaining weight, and shouldn’t be using liposuction as substitute for weight loss.
We see many patients at age 50, 60, or even older. Even at 60 years old, there are still many patients that are great candidates for lipo.
There’s chronological age (your actual number of years alive) and then there’s your physiological age (how old your body appears to be). Some health factors that might disqualify someone from liposuction include conditions like, cardiovascular disease and other diseases that aren’t necessarily linked to age, but they often develop later in life as a result of both unhealthy lifestyle choices and genetic factors.
This is one of the reasons some surgeons may not accept patients over a certain age – as we age, you are less statistically likely to be a candidate. But we consider every case and don’t reject any candidate because of age. If you are in good general health, you’re very likely still a good candidate for lipo!