Breast Lift Surgery: Does Age Matter?

Breast Lift and AugmentationOne common misconception about breast lift surgery is that it is only for older women. While it is true that aging can cause your breasts to sag and lose their elasticity, this isn’t the only reason to consider the procedure. There may be no ideal age for the surgery, but do take note that it should not be performed if the said body parts are still developing.

The thing with breasts’ growth or development is that varies from person to person. While there are girls who have fully developed breast by 17, there are also who continue to notice changes in their 20s. This only makes it important to consult a certified and reputable plastic surgeon to find out if you’re a good candidate. In most cases, the breasts need to be fully developed or stabilized.

Dr.Steven Warnock and cosmetic surgery centers in Salt Lake City note that when deciding whether someone is a good candidate, doctors look into the patient’s health and overall condition of the breasts, instead of their age. Other things that make someone a good candidate include:

  • Being in ideal and stable weight
  • Sufficiently healthy to undergo a surgical procedure
  • Do not smoke
  • Concerned with the look of sagging breasts (or boobs that have lost shape and volume)
  • Having breasts that have gone flatter or longer (elongated shape)
  • Having nipples and areolae pointing downward
  • Realistic expectations of the results

Women of all ages can choose to have breast lift surgery, but it is important to note that there are risks related to surgery regardless of age. Those who are over 50 years old can still have this procedure done, provided that they are in good health and don’t have medical conditions. Changes in elasticity and firmness and due to aging and other factors are valid reasons for a breast lift. These may include:

Pregnancy

for better shape after childbirth and breastfeeding

Significant weight fluctuations

for improving the contour of the breasts after weight loss

Getting the breasts you wanted

for correcting the appearance, shape, contour, and elevation of the breasts

If you’re thinking of getting a breast lift, do some research and talk to a certified plastic surgeon. This is to find out if you’re a good candidate and to know the things that the procedure can do and cannot do.