Elderly Face No Added Risk from Cosmetic Surgery

  • Julian Winocour
  • Varun Gupta
  • K. Kye Higdon
  • James C. Grotting
  • Max Yeslev
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The proportion of elderly patients in North America is increasing. As aesthetic procedures become less invasive and more available to the general public, more elderly patients are undergoing cosmetic surgery. With this increase in the number of elderly patients undergoing cosmetic surgery, there is a pressing need for a detailed evaluation of safety of aesthetic surgery in this population. Current chapter provides comprehensive review of available surgical literature on safety of cosmetic procedures in patients of advanced age. Specifically, the role of elderly person in contemporary society, the demand for aesthetic surgery among older individuals, factors associated with safety of cosmetic procedures, and review of major adverse outcomes among elderly cosmetic patients are discussed in details.


Hyaluronic Acid Botulinum Toxin Elderly Person Cosmetic Surgery Aesthetic Surgery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Julian Winocour
    • 1
  • Varun Gupta
    • 1
  • K. Kye Higdon
    • 1
  • James C. Grotting
    • 2
  • Max Yeslev
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Plastic SurgeryVanderbilt UniversityNashvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of Plastic SurgeryUniversity of Alabama at BirminghamBirminghamUSA

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