Am I Too Old for Breast Augmentation?

woman body chest breast with bra We’ve all heard the saying, “age is nothing but a number,” and this statement is undoubtedly true for breast augmentation surgery. There is no age limit for breast augmentation surgery, and feeling great about your appearance doesn’t just apply to women in their 20s and 30s. There are a few advantages to completing this procedure in your 40s, 50s, or beyond.

Age-related Body Changes

As we age, our bodies adjust to changes in hormone levels. While the choices we make in our youth and as younger adults can profoundly impact how we age, some changes are unavoidable no matter how well we take care of ourselves. 

Skin thins and loses elasticity with age, and the layer of fat right below the skin shrinks, causing volume depletion in many critical areas throughout the body, including the breasts. While these changes can be concerning, they are a natural result of decreased estrogen production.

Advantages of Breast Augmentation

Due to elasticity loss, it is common to combine a breast lift with breast augmentation for older women. Breast lift surgery eliminates sagging and can help create a perkier and more youthful appearance.

The psychological benefits of breast augmentation surgery are well documented and include improved self-image and self-esteem. Most women also experience a boost in self-confidence after surgery. Few people are aware of the changes in posture that can result from breast augmentation. 

A recent study found that breast augmentation can positively impact a person’s posture. Research indicates this benefit may be due to alignment changes with the center of gravity within the upper body, between the head and the hips. However, the contribution of the psychological benefit of the procedure is substantial.

Contact Us for a Consultation

Young adults do not have a monopoly on the self-confidence of being proud of their bodies. If you live in the Louisville, Kentucky, area and would like more information about breast augmentation, schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Marc Salzman of Salzman Cosmetic Surgery and Spa, by calling 502-425-5200 today. 

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