Age Not Linked to Complications Following Plastic Surgery

Although it has been long perceived that age old age increases risks following surgery, a new study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery suggests otherwise.

Researchers of the Cleveland Clinic followed 216 women who have had the facelift. Of the group, 148 were younger 65, and 68 were older. Over the course of three years, the researchers examined the women’s progress and took note of any complications that may have occured following surgery. They found that, if screened properly, there was no statistically significant difference between the rates of complications between the two groups of women, that age is not a predictor of complications.

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