If you thought plastic surgery is only appropriate for a certain age group, think again. Women and men over 65 years of age are increasingly going under the knife to rejuvenate their appearance, and why wouldn’t they? After all, 65 is the new 45. Plastic surgery for seniors is a growing trend.

Dr Nettle has noticed a growing number of his patients at Dr Warwick Nettle in Sydney are senior citizens wanting to look as young as they feel. People are not only living longer than a few decades ago, but they also stay in the workforce longer, and once they retire, they want to travel and enjoy the second half of their lives. When you are fit and healthy in your 60s and 70s, it is understandable you want that feeling to be reflected by your appearance. Plastic Surgery for seniors is removing the stigma that comes with ageing.

Fillers and anti-wrinkle injections are a great way of rejuvenating the face in middle-aged men and women, but there comes a point when surgical procedures will give a much better result. A lot of our patients in their 60s, 70s, and even 80s, come in for a facelift and eyelid surgery. As skin begins to loose elasticity after a certain age and volume is lost, especially in the lower face, a facelift and fat grafting can make a huge difference with most patients looking 10 years younger after their surgery.

Like all of our patients having surgery, over 65 year-olds undergo a medical check beforehand to make sure they don’t have any preexisting conditions that could pose a risk. If they are healthy, there is absolutely no reason why they shouldn’t have a plastic surgery procedure if they want to.

And while they’re at it, a lot of our elderly patients want to improve their skin texture and maintain their look as well and decide to come in for regular non-surgical skin treatments such as BBL or Ultherapy.

If you’re thinking about getting a plastic surgery procedure done, the first step is to come in for a consult. Call us on (02) 9387 3900 to book your appointment. Meanwhile, our before and after results prove it’s never too late to enhance your beauty.

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