Am I Too Old for Breast Augmentation?

Am I Too Old for Breast Augmentation?

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It’s easy to assume that you’ve waited too long to get 
breast augmentation. After all, many people think this procedure is reserved for women in their 20s and 30s. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Breast augmentation surgery doesn’t have an age limit.

Breast Augmentation Age Breakdown

Breast augmentation is a great way to achieve fuller and rounder breasts at nearly any age. It’s not just young women who are having this popular procedure. Statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons show that 28% of breast augmentation patients in 2020 were between the ages of 40 and 54. Meanwhile, only 27% were between the ages of 20 and 29.

There are many reasons to get breast implants later in life. For example, you may be interested in restoring the volume or shape that you lost due to things like pregnancy, weight changes, and age. It might be easier to take time off for recovery. And you won’t need to plan around having kids.

Special Considerations for Older Patients

Breast implants can offer many benefits to patients after age 40 or 50. However, they also come with some unique considerations. In particular, you’ll need to mention your implants when you get a mammogram. Your technician will need to use special techniques during the imaging process. Rest assured that it’s very unlikely for the mammography device to cause a rupture.

Keep in mind that breast augmentation won’t have a significant effect on sagging or drooping. That’s why older women often choose to pair their breast augmentation with breast lift surgery

A breast lift can remove excess skin and elevate the breast contour for a more youthful look. This combination approach may be able to completely rejuvenate the appearance of your breasts. 

Book a Breast Augmentation Consultation Today

Visiting our office is the easiest way to learn if breast augmentation is right for you. Call 203-431-7644 today to schedule a complimentary consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gregory Brucato. Brucato Plastic Surgery Center serves Ridgefield, Danbury, Wilton, and other areas of Connecticut.

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