- What’s the age limit for a facelift or liposuction?
“There’s really no age limit. The oldest person I have done liposuction on is 75. But it’s not so much about age,” Dr. Popp said.
“There are safer and better outcomes on a healthy 70–year–old than for a morbidly obese 20–year–old with elevated blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes,” he said. “Ultimately, the answer comes down to health and not age.”
But if you look strictly at cosmetic surgery’s results, the older you are, the less impact you’ll hav. But he said you’d still see improvement.
“It’s just that the degree of improvement is less as you age.”
- Which procedures are the riskiest?
Dr. Popp said it again comes back to your starting point.
A person who is overweight and diabetic with high blood pressure has a greater risk than someone who is not, he said.
Likewise, a person who doesn’t exercise and eats poorly has a risk of complications 100 times greater than someone who is in good health and has no systemic illnesses.
“If we generalize, the riskier things are the bigger procedures like tummy tucks,” Dr. Popp said. “Also, multiple procedures done at the same time are riskier than if you just have your eyelids done or a breast reduction.”
- How long does a Botox injection last?
The duration of a Botox injection is three months and that’s pretty much the same for everyone.
“Some could claim it lasts longer, but it’s not that the drug is still working, it’s more likely the muscle hasn’t rebounded completely,” said Dr. Popp.
- Is there a question that irritates you the most?
“Yes, it’s ‘How many stitches did you put in?’ I want to say, ‘You know what, Joe? I don’t know. I didn’t sit there and count them and write them down.’
“I don’t know anyone who counts sutures,” he said.
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