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TummyTuck After Age 50: Am I Too Old for Abdominoplasty? The Answer is No!

By: Dr. Glenn Lyle


Tummy tuck is a procedure that is commonly performed for patients with post pregnancy condition or significant weight loss.  Many women wonder if they are too old to have the procedure performed.  While the average patient is usually in the late 30s or 40s, many can achieve a nice flat abdomen in their 50s-60s and even 70s.

As long as the patient's underlying health is good and risk is acceptable, abdominoplasty is well tolerated  middle-aged and older women.

This 62-year-old woman had prior pregnancies and had always been unhappy with the appearance of her abdomen.  She had significant diastases rectus and abdominal pannus.  She underwent full abdominoplasty with an uneventful recovery.  She was very pleased with her nice flat abdomen.


Abdominal appearance postoperative

Oblique preop

Oblique view of abdomen preoperative. Notice the very lax abdominal wall

Oblique abdomen postop

Appearance of abdomen postoperatively

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.