Breast Augmentation for Older Women
Breast augmentation is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures. As a result, many women may wonder if they should get it or if they are already too old. It is overwhelmingly a young person’s procedure, however the advent of the mommy makeover procedure and the number of women who wait until after their children are done breast feeding to get breast augmentation has been steadily increasing. But there are women long past childbearing age who may be considering breast augmentation. As the baby boomer generation enters the age of retirement, more women in their 60s, and even beyond, are showing an interest in breast augmentation than ever before.
So, the first question, what is the best age to undergo breast augmentation can be answered: Anywhere between 18 and 75 – as long as you are in good health.
Reasons for Breast Augmentation
There are many reasons why older women may be interested in breast augmentation surgery. Breasts begin to sag as you get older. Women who have breast fed may notice this as early as their 20s or 30s. Perhaps this happened to you, but you didn’t consider breast augmentation until you reached your 50s. Or maybe you didn’t have kids, but noticed the sagging anyway.
The timing for breast augmentation is a purely personal decision and not all women agree on what age is too old. While some may consider 60 years too old, others may not. The biggest concern when women become older is their overall health and the longer healing process. Certain health issues may crop up even if you have been healthy your whole life due to your age. Your body will also not bounce back as quickly as someone who is much younger than you. This healing process will take some time.
Prior to any surgery, you should undergo an exam with your personal physician. Dr. Broadway will also examine you to determine if you are a candidate for breast augmentation.