Plastic Surgery Blog

August 8th, 2017

What You Need to Know About Breast Augmentation in Your 50s

Breast augmentation is a popular cosmetic procedure that can help adult women of all ages enhance breast volume and shape. While different women will have different reasons for undergoing a breast augmentation, one reason tends to be the most common: a substantial boost of self-confidence. However, women tend to have unique experiences undergoing breast enhancement that depend on their age. If you’re in your 50s and considering breast augmentation, here’s what you need to know.

What Is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a surgical approach for enhancing the size and shape of the breasts. There are hundreds of different types of implants a woman can choose from, and the patient and surgeon will choose the type of implant depending on the patient’s aesthetic goals and preferences.

A woman in her 50s is at the optimal time to undergo breast augmentation because women are usually done having children at this point. At that time in their lives, most women have taken care of their families and have decided to take care of their own needs.

What Breast Augmentation Can Do for You

Women in their 50s have most likely already noticed signs of aging on their breasts. Breast augmentation will not only enhance the volume of the breasts, it can also address signs of aging like deflation and a decrease in fullness.

Considering a Breast Lift

Because women in their 50s usually have a different skin quality than younger patients, it’s typical that older patients undergo another procedure to address sagging skin. A breast lift combined with breast augmentation is often used to help women obtain comprehensive breast rejuvenation. A breast lift repositions the location of breasts, removes excess skin, and repositions the nipples. When combined with a breast lift, a breast augmentation can address concerns related to aging and lack of breast volume. The combination procedure can also consolidate a patient’s recovery from two different procedures.

The Role of Medical History

A patient’s health is an important factor to consider with any surgery. Patients of all ages are more likely to have a safe and comfortable procedure if they’re in relatively good health. This is why patients in their 50s must provide a comprehensive medical history to their surgeon, since older patients tend to have more medical concerns than younger patients. However, certain medical conditions don’t necessarily rule out all surgical options. Special methods can be applied for patients with different medical conditions to assure a safe and satisfying outcome.

Learn More About Breast Augmentation

The surgeons and medical staff of the Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg will be happy to walk you through the breast augmentation process. To find out more about breast augmentation, contact us now for a consultation.