Plastic Surgery for Seniors?

Plastic Surgery for Seniors?


– In the last 20 years
the number of seniors getting plastic surgery has doubled, but is surgery after 60 a good idea? (dramatic music) Plastic surgery isn’t just for the glamorous Hollywood stars. Now it’s for glamorous grannies. And we’re not talking
just Botox and face lifts. Seniors are getting all
the trendy surgeries, including Brazilian butt lifts,
and breast augmentations. – I’m 62 years old, is it too late to want to improve myself? I want to look the way I did you know, a few years ago. – [Jason] I started out
by doing liposuction on her back area and
reshaping her buttock, removing the problem areas
that she’s always had in her upper and lower back. We’re able to get rid
of the fat in her arms and use an ultrasound-assisted
device to tighten the skin while harvesting the fat at the same time. – The second part of the surgery I began with the tummy tuck
portion of the procedure, and once that was completed
we turned our attention to her breasts and did a breast lift, and we’re really excited for the result. Tomorrow I’ll be performing
a facelift and neck lift, and an upper eyelid
surgery, and that is really gonna rejuvenate both Laura’s
upper and lower face and neck. – We’re at part two of Laura’s surgery, which entails a face lift, fat transfer, and inner-outer thigh liposuction, as well as part of redefining
part of her abdomen, and you’ll be able to see
this transformation shortly. – [Travis] Laura’s makeover
included a facelift, blepharroplasty, lipo neck, lipo flanks, lipo abdomen, lipo legs, a tummy tuck, and a breast lift, totaling over $55,000. – That’s a deal. (laughing) – Joining us in the audience are Laura, along with her doctor, plastic
surgeon Dr. Sheila Nazarian. I love Drew’s over here, that’s a deal. – That’s a heck of a, that’s
a lot of surgery, I mean. But you know, the issue there, I mean, safety always comes first whenever you’re doing anything elective, but. Two surgeons who were
working simultaneously, big plus, and you broke it up.
– Correct. – You did it in two days,
because it’s all about safety first, and selecting
the right patient. Obviously if somebody
has underlying issues. But I want you to touch
on what sticklers we are in terms of medical
clearance, and that we only do these things in accredited facilities, just like doing it in the hospital. – Correct, I mean, it’s
all about safety first. Everybody looks at plastic
surgeons and they think, oh, these are just, you know,
glorified cosmetologists. We’re not, we’re doctors first, and that ethic, ethical safety,
all that stuff comes first. We have to make sure that our patients are healthy, that they’re gonna, you know, make it through the
surgery with flying colors. – Well let me ask the
two of you a question, as plastic surgeons. Anytime you have a
surgery there are risks. How do you, and again, this
really goes for any age, but in particular, if someone is, say, what would you say, beyond 70, or 80. So how do you know that
you’re in good hands and that the doc isn’t saying, well let’s do this, this,
this, and this, when, in fairness, Laura, you had a lot done. And for some other people
maybe that would be too much, so how do you know that you’re
with the right kind of doc? Because I would go see you two, but how do I know that
I’m not seeing someone who’s a little too aggressive? – I’m gonna say, first thing, if you’re over 50 and you’re having anything done electively,
whether it’s orthopedic surgery, whatever, you need medical clearance from your private doctor,
and you need a full workup with EKG and chest
x-ray, and all the labs, all of those things, over 50, so. – I mean, I even do those
things for my patients under 50. I’ve operated on 20 year olds
that had high cholesterol, and had no idea, or who were anemic because of heavy periods,
and they had no idea. So you wanna, maybe even they
would have never gone and seen a doctor if they weren’t
getting their breasts done, so I get that kind of
clearance on all my patients. – And I’m doing primary noses,
primary breast augmentations on women in their 70s,
some close to 80s, I mean. You know, the families are
a little pissed off at me ’cause I’m digging in to that inheritance. They’re paying me.
(laughing) They’re paying me to do this
elective surgery late in life, but it’s all about if it makes you happy, and you’re healthy enough
to undergo it, why not? – [Travis] And in this case, Laura, happy? You sure look happy.
– I’m very happy, but. I lost 40 pounds before I did this. I did it to be healthier, too. (audience clapping) – [Travis] You look great now, you really do look great.

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