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Is there an age limit for cosmetic stomach procedures?

Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgery
Cosmetic stomach procedures usually include liposuction versus abdominoplasty. The age limit is normally 18 years of age and older. Patients who have good skin tone at a younger age will do well with direct liposuction technique using tumescent liposculpturing. Patients who have had multiple children and have skin laxity may require tightening of the internal muscles and a full abdominoplasty procedure. In general, we do not perform abdominoplasties in women who are not finished having children. Patients at even a younger age who have had gastric bypass surgery, however, may do well with a panniculectomy and leave the muscles untightened until they are in their later years after childbirthing.

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