Liposuction to Inner and Outer Thighs, Knees, or Ankles - Am I too old to be having this procedure?
Old is a state of mind! However, in the case of liposuction, older age may affect your results. Specifically, after liposuction, your skin tightens but the extent of tightening depends on the amount of collagen and elastin in your skin. As you get older, you have less collagen and elastin so you may experience less skin tightening after liposuction. Therefore, based on the recommendation of your doctor, you may also need skin removal at the same time as liposuction. As in the case of excess fat to the abdomen, you may need an abdominoplasty to remove excess skin since the skin may not tighten enough in older age after liposuction alone.