Is 50 too old to get Breast Augmentation?

You might be asking yourself, is 50 really too old to get Breast Augmentation?

There are a number of things to take into consideration before going for a surgery of this magnitude at an older age.

Breast Augmentation over 50 years old, is it worth it?

For the most part, it is still worth it to consider a breast augmentation when you are 50 years old or above. Surgical complications are more or less non-existent and you won’t have to worry about any age related complications.

If you don’t have any pre-existing issues, and/or back problems, you should be a good candidate for breast implants, even if you are between 50 and 60 years old.

If you’re a healthy individual, then the augmentation procedure should be free of any problems for you. If anything, the only problem you’ll have after the procedure is too many admirers. Therefore, If you are over 50 years old, breast augmentation is still an option.

However, as women grow older, they tend to lose bone density. Women’s hormones start to decrease after 50, and this causes a decrease in bone density which can lead to problems like osteoporosis. Under such conditions, any extra weight to the chest is not recommended.

What do Breast Implants look like when you’re old?

Skilled plastic surgeons will be using saline or silicone implants. Make sure to go for a board-certified cosmetic surgeon if you’re going to have a breast augmentation at all.

However, as you continue to age, it’s hard to tell how your breasts are going to look like. Each person responds to breast implants differently and it would be premature to make any definitive assumptions regarding the changes.

Breast Augmentation age limit, am I too old?

To be eligible for the Breast Augmentation procedure, you would have to be over 18 years. That’s the minimum age at which women become eligible for saline implants. What about the maximum age?

Everyone develops different problems as they grow older and if you’ve grown weak with too many back issues, then getting that breast surgery just might not be a good idea.

Avoid Breast Augmentation if:

  • You are not within the range of 15-20 kg of your ideal weight
  • Have diabetes OR a cardiovascular disease
  • Have osteoporosis or other back problems

Your overall health is the factor which decides how well the surgery is going to go. Seeking the advice of a board-certified Australian plastic surgeon, they will tell consult you and provide you with realistic expectations to better help you understand the pros and cons of the breast implant procedure. There are over 7,000 mature women getting breast implants every year around the world!

So, is 50 too old to have Breast Augmentation?

In conclusion, we’ve drawn exactly all the things that need to be taken into consideration before we can decide that Breast Augmentation is the way to go for us.

Breast Augmentation isn’t extremely popular amongst women that are in their 50s. They only contribute to a 2% of the cosmetic surgical procedures. But for some women in their 50’s a breast augmentation can still be a very fulfilling option.

If you’re healthy without any of the problems mentioned above then you should see a board-certified plastic surgeon to guide you through the entire procedure.

In review, breast augmentations over 50 rarely have problems relating to how old a patient is.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

The entire discussion boils down to yes, it’s safe. You don’t have to worry too much if you’re over 50, or even 60. You can get yourself restored back to your younger days without worrying too much about age-related complications.

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