Breast augmentation surgery has gained tremendous popularity over the last 10 years, with more and more women undergoing breast enhancement surgeries every year. One question that strikes every woman’s mind when thinking of a boob job is, “Am I too old for this surgery?” Are you also not satisfied with your breast size and shape but unable to decide whether it is right time to go for a breast augmentation surgery or not? If your answer is yes then just relax, you have landed in the right place. This article is for all those women who think they are too old for breast augmentation.
According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), out of 300,000 women who underwent breast enhancement surgery, 39 percent of the women who got their breasts enlarged were aged between 35 and 50 years, 9 percent were above 50 while the rest were under 35. So this shows that the young lot is more into breast augmentation surgery, while those aging 35 and above opt more for breast reduction, breast lift or a combination of lift and reduction, which is quite natural and realistic. Young girls are rarely satisfied with their figure. They always want to have an attractive and prominent bust line. But as you age, gravity, pregnancy and breastfeeding all take their toll on your breasts causing them to enlarge and sag.
This very much justifies the figures presented by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Having that said, all breast surgeries are very personal procedures and women should undergo for themselves and not for someone else. So, ignoring the figures, if you are not feeling satisfied with your figure even after 50, you can always go for a breast augmentation surgery. As you age, your body starts losing volume as the fat deposits begin to melt inside your body. The fat in your breasts also goes away leading to lost breast volume and sagginess.
If this is the case with you, visit an experienced cosmetic plastic surgeon in the town and discuss your concerns with him or her. During the initial consultation you will be physically examined by the surgeon. After assessing the sagginess, your skin condition and your physical health, the surgeon will decide whether you are a candidate for breast augmentation or not.
The most important factor in determining your candidacy for a boob job is your overall health. Even if you have been healthy throughout your life and never had diabetes or any other cardiac problem, you will still have a longer healing process, courtesy old age. Your body may not recover as quickly as that of someone younger. So make sure you discuss the healing factor with your surgeon during the initial consultation. Ask him specifically how long you will need to recover from breast augmentation surgery. He may not be able to give you exact time limit, but will still tell you approximate recovery time after looking at your overall health and the condition of your skin.