Cosmetic Surgery

Elderly Patients not a higher risk for Cosmetic Surgery

act-11dVanderbilt University Medical Center released a study showing that cosmetic surgery patients over 65 are at no additional risk because of their age. The team at South Florida Center for Cosmetic Surgery found this study particularly interesting, as we encourage adults of all ages to pursue the cosmetic enhancement they desire and deserve.

What the Study Found

The Vanderbilt doctors looked at five years’ worth of data from more than 129,000 patients. More than 6,700 of the patients were elderly, with an average age of 69. The younger patients had an average age of 39. The patients underwent procedures including facelift, liposuction and abdominoplasty.

The team concluded that the rate of complications was similar amongst patients younger and older than 65.

“With increasing numbers of elderly patients seeking aesthetic surgery, there is a need to better understand the complications of cosmetic procedures unique to this population. Our study demonstrates that patients over 65 can safely undergo cosmetic procedures with a complications rate similar to younger patients when surgery is performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon,” said Dr. Max Yezhelyev, the author of the study.

Dr. Yezhelyev and his team worked with the CosmetAssure insurance company, which provided information on complications based on claims filed around the country.

The complication rate for elderly patients was 1.94 percent; for the younger group, it was 1.84 percent. Patients over the age of 80 showed a complications rate of 2.2 percent.

The rate of complications associated with abdominoplasty showed a slightly bigger difference; elderly patients had a complication rate of 5.4 percent, compared with 3.9 percent for younger patients.

Why People Over 65 Seek Cosmetic Enhancement

According to data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the number of people 55 and older seeking cosmetic procedures is rising. This is a generation that values looking and feeling their best, sources say. There is a big emphasis on staying fit, and cosmetic enhancement can help to complement an active lifestyle.

There are other reasons that people over 55 opt for cosmetic enhancement. Some are re-entering the dating scene after a divorce and need a boost of confidence. Others want to maintain a sense of youthfulness in a competitive job market, or celebrate retirement.

Contact Our Team

Whether you are 25, 45 or 75, if you desire cosmetic enhancement to look and feel your best, contact South Florida Center for Cosmetic Surgery. After learning more about your cosmetic goals and needs, our team can recommend a customized treatment plan. Call (954) 565-7575 today to book an appointment.

Surgery as Gift for Valentine’s Day

Plastic Surgery as the Perfect Valentine’s Day GiftValentine’s Day is nearly here. Are you struggling with what to get your valentine this year? If your loved one has expressed interest in cosmetic surgery, you are in luck. At South Florida Center for Cosmetic Surgery, we think that giving the gift of cosmetic surgery (or a nonsurgical cosmetic treatment) is a unique idea that your special someone will love.

Breast Enhancement

Has your wife or girlfriend expressed the desire to improve the size, shape or sagging position of her breasts? If so, she might appreciate the chance to have breast augmentation or breast lift surgery.

Perhaps your loved one has overly enlarged, pendulous breasts that are causing her pain. In this case, she might appreciate breast reduction surgery to alleviate the emotional and physical discomfort that having excessively large breasts can cause.

In fact, many men also have enlarged breast tissue that causes them embarrassment or physical discomfort. If the man in your life has expressed the desire to improve the look of enlarged male breasts, gifting gynecomastia treatment (male breast reduction surgery) might be your ticket to a fantastic Valentine’s Day.

Body Contouring

Aside from cosmetic breast surgery, we offer a wide range of body contouring treatments to help your loved one fine-tune pesky “problem areas.” From liposuction to remove stubborn deposits of fat from nearly any area of the body to body lift procedures (such as tummy tuck and arm lift) to eliminate excess skin and repair the underlying tissue structures, South Florida Center for Cosmetic Surgery offers the treatment option that is right for your loved one.

Facial Rejuvenation

Almost everyone desires a more youthful appearance. If your valentine has expressed interest in undergoing facial rejuvenation surgery or perhaps a nonsurgical anti-aging cosmetic treatment, consider treating her or him to facelift, eyelid or brow lift surgery. We also offer a host of nonsurgical treatment options, from BOTOX Cosmetic to laser hair removal, that fits individuals’ various aesthetic needs.

An Additional Note

Undergoing cosmetic surgery or even a nonsurgical cosmetic treatment is a highly personal decision. Therefore, you should only give the gift of plastic surgery to a loved one who has explicitly expressed interest in it. Otherwise, you might spend this Valentine’s Day in the dog house.

If your valentine has expressed interest in undergoing a cosmetic surgery or a nonsurgical procedure of her or his choice, contact us for more information by calling the South Florida Center for Cosmetic Surgery at (954) 565-7575.

Plastic Surgery in Winter

The Best Time of Year for Plastic SurgeryIt might be difficult to envision getting your body into bikini-ready shape right now, given that we are in the middle of winter and Christmas has only recently passed. However, undergoing your plastic surgery procedure of choice during the colder winter months is actually a very smart idea. Here’s why.

Being Discreet Is Easy

Many of our patients prefer to be discreet about undergoing plastic surgery. This is easier to do during the colder winter months, when the body is generally more concealed under thick sweaters and long pants. Cold-weather clothes can help cover up postoperative bandages, incision sites that have not yet healed, less fashionable surgical garments (i.e., surgical bras or compression garments) and drainage tubes, making it easier to keep your procedure under wraps.

Caring for Incision Sites Is Simpler

One of the cardinal rules of caring for your incision sites after surgery is to keep them out of the sun. As few as 20 minutes of unprotected sun exposure can cause the scars at the incision sites to become red and raised from the skin’s surface. If this happens, it is extremely difficult — if not impossible — to improve the look of scars. By undergoing your cosmetic surgery procedure of choice during the winter, there are simply fewer hours of daylight each day for your scars to contend with.

You’ll Be Ready for the Beach in Time for Summer

Some of the aesthetic effects of cosmetic surgery are visible immediately following the procedure, such as a more voluminous bust line or a newly contoured abdomen. However, the final results of surgery may take several months to become fully apparent, as this is how long it takes for any residual swelling to resolve and for the body to heal completely. By undergoing cosmetic surgery during winter, you can feel confident that you will be ready to lounge by the pool or on the beach by the first day of summer.

Find Out More About Undergoing Cosmetic Surgery Now

If you would like to get a jump start on the cosmetic surgery process and find out more about your treatment options, do not hesitate to contact us today. To schedule a consultation with one of our talented plastic surgeons, contact the South Florida Center for Cosmetic Surgery by calling (954) 565-7575.

Bikini Ready?

It’s June, and that means the official start of summer is here! (Summer starts June 21, to be exact.) Are you bikini ready? If not, don’t worry! South Florida Center for Cosmetic Surgery is here to help.

At South Florida Center for Cosmetic Surgery, our Fort Lauderdale plastic surgeons have broad expertise in a range of cosmetic surgery procedures designed to get your figure in top shape. Here are some of our most popular cosmetic procedures, which can help you feel more confident and ready to don your favorite itsy bitsy bikini.


If you are at or slightly above your ideal body weight but are plagued by pockets of fat throughout certain areas of your body, you might be a good candidate for liposuction surgery. With liposuction, your board-certified plastic surgeon can eliminate stubborn deposits of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise, leaving you with a smoother, flatter contour throughout the treatment area. Liposuction is an effective way to treat almost any area of the body, including the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, back, upper arms and even the neck and chin area.

Also, thanks to advancements in technology and surgical techniques, you now have a variety of liposuction approaches to choose from. We offer tumescent liposuction to minimize bleeding, bruising and swelling as well as SmartLipo, which uses a laser to melt fat cells for easier removal. SmartLipo has been shown to be as effective as other forms of liposuction and generally requires less recovery time, so you can get back to the beach quicker.

Breast Augmentation

Perhaps you have the firm abdomen you desire, but you lack fullness up top. If putting on a bikini leaves you feeling flat throughout the breast area, you may benefit from breast augmentation surgery. We offer saline or silicone breast implants to help you get the dream breasts you desire. We also offer natural breast augmentation which involves enhancing your breasts with the use of your own fat that has been harvested from another area of your body (e.g., the buttocks, hips, thighs). It’s a great option for women who need just a bit more oomph throughout their bust line.

Brazilian Butt Lift

Some individuals are happy with the way the front of their body looks in a bikini but long for a more voluptuous, lifted derrière. If this sounds familiar, Brazilian butt lift surgery might be right for you. Brazilian butt lift is similar to natural breast augmentation in that fat cells are harvested from an area of your body that typically has an ample amount of fat. After the fat cells are purified, they are re-injected into the upper quadrant of the buttocks. The aesthetic result is a rounder, more lifted posterior that looks great from any angle. With Brazilian butt lift, you’ll be ready to take long walks on the beach, sans your bikini cover-up!

To learn more about the many cosmetic surgery — and nonsurgical — treatment options we offer, contact South Florida Center for Cosmetic Surgery by calling (954) 565-7575.

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