vgraham999 SAID:

I will be 60 years old next month and although most of my life I have been a size 6 and had a remarkably youthful appearance, I have also been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease for the past 20+ years and had bilateral DBS surgery initially performed in 2002. I also had my only child very late in life when I was 47 and had had PD for several years. Although I was previously remarkably healthy, during the past 11 years, I have had approximately 33 surgeries, many of them DBS-related. I am doing relatively well with DBS, but would like to look younger both for my family and for own self-confidence and am considering a facelift, a breast lift and any other procedures that I might benefit from, including liposuction to help me regain my once svelte figure. I do exercise regularly, but have gained 30 – 35 lbs. due to the neurostimulation, which is not at all uncommon. What special considerations should I have and what questions should I ask any surgeon I consult?