Breast augmentations over age 50 are becoming increasingly commonplace. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved saline implants for women 18 and older, and silicone implants for women 22 and older. On the upper end of the spectrum, there is no concrete age limit for breast implant surgery.
But how old is too old for breast augmentation? 50? 60?
Women in their 60s have opted for augmentation, as have women in their 70s, with beautiful results. In these cases, it is overall health, not age, that is one of the determining factors. Many breast cancer survivors choose augmentation or reconstruction after mastectomies. Some seek augmentation after accidents or implants and a lift to simply restore a bit of youthful appearance during the aging process. In most cases, as long as the patient is healthy, augmentation at any age is medically safe.
How Do You Know If Augmentation Is Right For You?
Sterling Plastic Surgery can help you decide. Call us at (603) 518-5450 today, or contact us to schedule a consultation. Dr. Daniel A. Sterling is double-board certified by the American Board of Surgery and American Board of Plastic Surgery, giving him experience and training that only a select few physicians share. He treats patients from all over New England, including New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.