Am I Too Old For Breast Implants?July 16, 2013 by Dr. Saltz
One of the most common questions we get in our practice is “Am I too young for breast implants?” However, you may be surprised to learn that another common question we hear is this one: “Am I too old for breast implants?”
If you’ve been wondering if you’re past the age where breast implants will make any kind of difference in your life—think again. This really is a common concern, so know that you’re not alone. Actually, if you’re in good health and want to change your image, you may be an ideal candidate for breast augmentation.
In fact, being in good health is the litmus test for whether you can get breast implants, and this is true of any patient undergoing an elective cosmetic procedure. Age has nothing to do with it. There’s no such thing as a perfect age for breast augmentation, just as there’s no time limit on wanting to look good or get a makeover. Experiencing the joy and empowerment that can come from looking your best is not only for younger women. Actually, many women choose breast augmentation later in life, after their children are grown and they’ve achieved the financial security to pursue aesthetic enhancements they may have dreamed of for years.
So breast enhancement for older women can boost self-esteem and emotional health, allowing you to continue improving yourself and pursuing whatever you choose. (Read about Susan’s 50-something breast augmentation for a first-hand account.) Whether you’re looking to embark on a new career, take up a challenging new hobby, or enter the dating scene again, you may feel more confident with a new body image after receiving breast enhancement.
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reported another surprising benefit—after undergoing breast augmentation, 34 percent of the women report being more satisfied with their sex lives. You may just stand taller because you’re proud of your new figure, too, as many women significantly improve their posture following the procedure.
Breast augmentation is a pretty straightforward operation and involves minimal risks when performed by a board certified plastic surgeon. Although breast implants alone can’t make you happier, they can be part of a positive change in your life. Whether you want to regain your former figure, attract more attention, fit better in your clothes or just feel rejuvenated, breast enhancement can be a part of your personal revolution.