No matter their age, many people often worry that they may be the “wrong age” for cosmetic surgery. They spend years thinking they are too young to benefit from a particular procedure, then they blink, and suddenly, they feel they’re too old. Or are they?
Despite what you might have been led to believe, you aren’t too old for a breast lift with augmentation. If you are unhappy with the size, shape or position of your breasts, you could be a great candidate. Here are four reasons why you may want to consider a breast lift with augmentation after 50.
1. Pregnancy Won’t Interfere with Results
Chances are, you’re at the point in your life when pregnancy is no longer on your mind, and when it comes to getting a breast lift with augmentation, that is great news. While women who still want to have kids can get this procedure, changes that occur during pregnancy and when breastfeeding could mean a revision procedure will be needed later. So, when it comes to this particular procedure, your age could actually be a bonus.
2. Recovery Is Simpler
Many women in their 50s are better positioned for a simpler recovery than those in their 30s and 40s.
While recovering from a breast lift with augmentation after 50 won’t necessarily be physically easier, it could be simpler than it would have been in your 30s or 40s. This is because you are less likely to be juggling multiple jobs, working a position where you don’t have any paid time off or chasing after toddlers on a daily basis. This adds up to less stress, which can make it easier and faster to recovery.
3. You Can Achieve the Look You Want
When you combine a breast lift with an augmentation, you get to change more than just how perky your breasts are. Implants give you the chance to change the shape and size of your breasts, even improving symmetry. You can even have the areola reduced and the nipple repositioned. You might find that your breasts look better than they ever have before.
4. You Are Never Too Old to Love Yourself
If getting cosmetic surgery will make you feel more confident and happier in your own skin, there’s no reason why you can’t benefit from a breast lift with implants. Loving yourself is something that should only get better with age, and If a little cosmetic surgery helps you get there, then so be it.
A Few Things to Keep in Mind
While you aren’t too old to get the surgery you want, there are some other factors to keep in mind. Safe surgery that delivers good results does require that you be in good health and that go into the process with realistic expectations. Health does tend to decline as we age, but this isn’t universal. Your cosmetic surgeon will be able to tell you if you are a good candidate.
Another concern is the ability to get a mammogram with breast implants. Most cosmetic surgeons place implants, so they are behind the chest muscle so that they don’t interfere with mammograms. While you should tell the technician in advance, having implants will not hinder the process, nor will the machine break the implants.
If you want to change the look of your breasts, stop worrying about being too old for it. Instead, just take the leap and schedule a consultation with a reputable cosmetic surgeon.
Dr. Joseph J. Castellano is a native Floridian who grew up in the Tampa Bay area. During medical school and his 5 years of training in General Surgery, Dr. Castellano developed a strong interest in Cosmetic Surgery. He followed his residency training with an elective year of specialized training with the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. From 2010-2011, he completed a fellowship in Indiana focused entirely of cosmetic surgery of the face and body. During his fellowship, he received specialized training in facial rejuvenation, breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, and body contouring. Dr. Castellano received his board certification from the American College of Surgeons in 2010.
Dr. Castellano focuses on breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, liposuction, facelift, and eyelid rejuvenation. Additionally, he operates on numerous skin cancers, scar revisions, spider veins, and specializes in the management of aging skin with chemical peels and laser resurfacing.
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