Is 53 too old for implants? Previous breast lift 20 years ago (Photo)

I expect that best result would be with lift/implant combo but do not want to have large incisions and risk potential healing issues at this age. I am a healthy 5'10 and 185# and intend to maintain weight as it suits me. I currently wear a 38 C but do not have tissue enough to fill it. I would like to be a solid D with upper breast fullness. The reality is I am not looking for a long term plan but something that would be more appealing for the next ten years or so.

Doctor Answers (12)

Is 53 too old for implants? Previous breast lift 20 years ago

Not at all.  Your age should not be a reason you do not have surgery.  As long as you are healthy with realistic expectations, which you seem to have from the details you posted, you appear to be a good candidate.  You may want to consider a touch up lift at the same time as your augmentation for the most optimal results, but you can discuss that when you are examined at your consultation.  Make sure you see a board certified plastic surgeon to discuss options and expectations.  ac

Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon
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Breast Enhancement Surgery

I think you could have a great outcome I think you will likely need a revision lift with your implant to get you a nicer shape

Ryan Neinstein, MD, FRCSC
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Your age alone is not going to prevent you from having surgery.  See a BC PS in your area to discuss your options.

Asif Pirani, MD, FRCS(C)
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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As long as you are in good health physically and mentally no problem.  

 Your breasts are in a somewhat “borderline” position when it comes to the necessity for breast lifting. In other words, it is possible that you will get away without a breast lift, depending on your goals. It would be in your best interests to achieve a long-term stable weight (if not there already) prior to undergoing the breast procedure.
I would suggest in person consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons for more precise advice.

Marwan R. Khalifeh, MD
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53 is not to old to have a breast augmentation.  What is much more important than the number of your age is your overall health.  If you are healthy and do not have significant medical issues you are a candidate for a breast augmentation.

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53 too old for implants?


Hello and thank you for your question.

The short answer is.....53 years old is NOT too old for implants! I recommend that you see a board certified plastic surgeon in consultation to get more specific answers to your questions which can best be addressed after a thorough history and examination is performed.

Best of luck to you!

David Cangello, MD
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You appear to be a PERFECT breast lift/augmentation candidate!


Thanks for your question. 

Lots of patients your age seek and undergo breast lifting/augmentation. In fact, by looking at your photos you look like a healthy woman with a healthy lifestyle (diet, exercise, etc). 

You are a very good candidate for this surgery and your older scars can be used to perform the lift. 

Make sure you do your homework when researching for a good PS and my advice is for you to take a look at their breast lift before and after gallery, to have an idea of his/her work.

Hope this answer lights your way.

Take care, 

Dr. Fernandez Goico

Luis A. Fernández Goico, MD
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Breast aug at 53

There is no age limit for breast implants as long as the patient is healthy. I have done augmentation in 70 year olds. If a lift is needed it could be done at the same time using your old incisions. Good luck. Donald R. Nunn MD Atlanta Plastic Surgeon

Donald Nunn, MD
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53 y/o Breast Aug

No you are not too old. You absolutely can have a breast augmentation, if that is your desire. The incision can be made in a previous scar. Consult a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

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Is 53 too old for implants?

Certainly not. In fact, I did one today in a 55 years old mother of 5 children settled in Dubai of Nigerian origin.You are a perfect candidate for an implant if you are physically fit for the surgery.
I wish you good luck

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