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Is 50 Too Old for Breast Implants?

Breast augmentation is one of the most common cosmetic surgeries performed worldwide, and women of all ages seek out breast implants for different reasons. Women in their 50s who inquire about breast implants sometimes worry that they may be too old for breast augmentation. Here is a closer look at some of the considerations involved when mature women opt for breast augmentation.

A Good Candidate at Any Age

The idea that implants are primarily for younger women is a common misconception. Many women have breast augmentation well into their 50s or older and feel very pleased with their new look. The most important factor in determining whether breast implants are right for you is not your age, but whether you are a good candidate for the procedure. Ideal candidates for breast implants should be of good overall physical and mental health and have realistic expectations about their results.

Achieving the Best Results in Your 50s

However, there are some considerations that women in their 50s may want to bear in mind as they plan their augmentation. For example, choosing a moderate profile rather than a high profile implant can more closely mimic natural breast shape in older women. Additionally, women in their 50s who are experiencing ptosis, or sagging, may want to consider combining a breast lift with their implants for a higher as well as larger bust line.

With these considerations in mind, the majority of women can achieve beautiful results with breast implants regardless of age.*

*This information is for education only, and is not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary.

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