Study: Cosmetic Surgery Just As Safe for 80 Year Olds as 40 Year Olds

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Thursday, September 15, 2016

Cosmetic surgery is as safe in elderly patients, including octogenarians (age ≥80), as it is in young patients, new research suggests.
Although octogenarian patients demonstrated a higher complication rate (2.2 percent) compared with other patients, the difference between groups was statistically insignificant (65-69 years old, 1.8 percent; 70-74 years old, 2 percent; 75-79 years old, 1.8 percent), the study showed.
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