I am a 75- year-old woman interested in a facelift. I am in pretty good health and take care of myself as best as I can. I stay fit by working out, eating healthy, and not smoking or drinking. Would I be a good candidate for this surgery or am I too old to undergo something so invasive?

It sounds like you take excellent care of your health and you may be a good candidate for a facelift. That said, we would make arrangements for you to be seen by a Cardiologist for clearance prior to surgery. This clearance process includes blood testing and an EKG. Alternatively, we would recommend you have an evaluation by your Internist or Cardiologist prior to surgery.

Posted by Rami K. Batniji, M.D., F.A.C.S.