When is it not possible to perform face lift surgery?

When is it not possible to perform face lift surgery?

I am 46 years old and receive treatment for high blood pressure. Are there age restrictions or conditions which can prevent someone from undergoing a face lift? When is it not possible to perform face lift surgery?
allanjames  |  visitor
  • 1 answers
There are no restrictions unless you have any skin allergies or undergoing any treatments on your face.

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Dr. med. Jozefina Skulavik  |  Premium member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Vienna Bratislava
  • 159 answers
Contraindications to facelift surgery include severe concomitant medical problems (also skin ones). While not absolute contraindications, the risk of postoperative complications is increased in cigarette smokers and patients with diabetes and non treated hypertension. Patients are typically asked to abstain from taking aspirin or other blood thinners for at least 2 weeks prior to surgery. You have to have normal blood pressure on your medication.
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Dr. Jo Skulavik
Prof. dr. Tiberiu Bratu  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Timisoara
  • 109 answers

You can undergo the face lift surgery if you continue with your treatment as prescripted. However, you cannot take aspirins and anticoagulant 10 days before the surgery.
There is no age restriction, and at your age you might not evan need a big face lift, a mini face lift and some botox injections might solve your problem.


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M.D. Natasa Popovic  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery
  • 402 answers
Green light for operation gives you a cardiologist. He says that if you undergo surgery or not.
Dr Bobby Kumar MB,BS(UNSW) BSc(UNSW) FACCS  |  Basic member  |  Port Macquarie, Sydney, Adelaide
  • 9 answers
In my practice the main reasons that I would NOT perform a face lift would be for significant health issues such as cardiac disease, high risk of strokes, chronic smokers or similar major life issues. Hypertension is not a contraindication for face lift surgery.
Dott. Luigi Maria Lapalorcia  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Perugia, Spoleto, Umbertide, Rome, Riccione
  • 82 answers
with a medical clearence from a board certified cardiologist or internal medicine specialist my patients undergo facelift as long as they continue their regular medical therapy and avoid medications like aspirin the 2 weeks before the operation to reduce the risk of hematoma.
Dr. Assaf Zeltzer M.D., FCCP  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Brussels
  • 108 answers
Âge is not a restriction to performing a face lift. Co-morbidities CAN be ! High blood pressure, when controlled, is not a problem. Another relative contra-indication to surgery is smoking !!! I personally do NOT operate on heavy smokers. Regards Dr A ZELTZER
CSSC International +  |  Basic member  |  Lahore Stockholm
  • 911 answers
You can have your face lift surgery, if your blood pressure is controlled, with medicines. There is usually no age restriction, if you are healthy otherwise, since we perform all face lifts under local anesthesia. If you have a heart condition, or you cannot avoid beta-blockers, or severe systemic illness, we generally avoid face lift in these cases, even under local anesthesia.
Dr. Carlos Gonzalez Legarda  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Bogotá
  • 451 answers
If you have blood pressure controlled before, and after surgery, you can undergo face lift
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