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Aesthetic Surgery for Women 60 & Older: What's the Risk?

From the Show: HER
Summary: Cosmetic procedures in patients over age 65 are on the rise. Is there a risk at this "late in life" age?
Air Date: 11/19/15
Duration: 10
Host: Michelle King Robson and Pam Peeke, MD
Guest Bio: Robert Singer, MD
DR SINGERDr. Robert Singer has been engaged in private practice in La Jolla, San Diego since 1976, and is now an internationally recognized plastic surgeon.

Throughout his career, Dr. Singer has authored many scientific publications on various aspects of reconstructive and aesthetic plastic surgery as well as cosmetic medicine, safety, and practice management.

Dr. Singer is frequently invited to speak to distinguished plastic surgeon and executive groups in the United States, Europe, Asia, Central and South America.

He has been a resource for plastic surgical information to the international and national media, the Medical Board of California, and the Congress of the United States.
Aesthetic Surgery for Women 60 & Older: What's the Risk?
It's common for young women and men to have or want aesthetic surgery. In fact, there are several TV shows on plastic surgery and the risks that may come along with various procedures.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 15.6 million cosmetic procedures, including both minimally-invasive and surgical, were performed in the United States in 2014, an increase of three percent since 2013.

What if you're in your late 50s or 60s... is there a higher risk for you going under the knife?

Listen in as Robert Singer, MD, discusses cosmetic surgery and if there's a greater risk having it done at an older age.
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