Breast Augmentation as a 50th birthday present?

I've always been small-breasted, actually, just perfect, I guess. Not to sound conceited but clothes have always fit me well and as I've aged (I'm 49), my breasts have remained fairly firm. I felt no need for implants at any time during my first four decades. I'm lucky and shouldn't mess around maybe but I've always felt it could be fun to be bigger. Just even go up one size--to fill out a bikini top or have cleavage. Nothing over the top and nothing unnatural-looking. Is it too late for me to consider breast augmentation? And are there age-related factors to the procedure I need to know about? Would it be a good 50th birthday present, one that keeps on giving or one I wished I'd never gotten? I'm hoping for the former, by the way! But I'll accept either answer.

NatashaWells

F, 50, North Dakota

Hello NatashaWells -

Thanks for the question! NO! You are not too old for breast augmentation. It depends more on your general health, body mass index, current cup size and goals, and the extent to which you do or do not need a breast lift. The main age-related issues have to do with slightly slower wound healing at 50 (not significant if you are not a smoker, are not on steroids, don't have a compromised immune system, etc.). If you are generally healthy and obtain a proper medical clearance for surgery (a requirement for patients over 40 in most practices), you should be a good candidate. Of course, I could only counsel you formally with a consultation (video chat consults are available for out-of-town patients and we use Zwivel liberally to communicate with prospective patients).

Please check out our breast augmentation page and also our Crisalix surgical software simulation tool page, which have a lot of useful information to help you think through a breast augmentation consultation process:

http://www.timsayedmd.com/breast-plastic-surgery-newport-beach/breast-augmentation/

http://www.crisalix.com/timsayedmd


Hope this helps. We'd be happy to do a video consultation to start your evaluation process. Lots of great board-certified plastic surgeons including our own practice for you to consider! Best of luck in the decision-making process!

-- Dr. Sayed


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