Thinking about getting a tummy tuck but worried you might have passed the ideal age to get one?
Don’t worry. Contrary to popular belief, there’s no right or wrong age to get a tummy tuck.
If you’re weighing your tummy tuck options later in life, here’s what you need to know.
60 Is the New 40
Tummy tucks, also known as abdominoplasty, have become increasingly popular among men and women across a variety of different age groups. With a greater emphasis on healthy lifestyle habits like “clean” eating and getting enough exercise, many people in their 60s and over are now in the best shape of their lives.
However, the natural aging process can contribute to loose skin and muscle tissue, which is one of the major reasons why more and more people are starting to consider cosmetic procedures like abdominoplasty and nonsurgical body contouringlater in life.
[pullquote]Women who are still planning to have children in the future may want to hold off until later on to have a tummy tuck.[/pullquote]
Is There a “Best Age” for a Tummy Tuck?
There really isn’t a magic cutoff age for getting a tummy tuck. More important than the number of candles on your cake is how physically fit you are and whether you’re in general good health. It’s possible that someone in their retirement years could be in better physical shape than someone in their 30s, 40s or 50s, making them a good candidate for a tummy tuck. In fact, we are seeing more moms later in life having a mommy makeover, with abdominoplasty and breast surgery helping them achieve a younger-looking body.