I'm Coming Up on 60, I'm Pretty Thin and Somewhat Fit. Am I Nuts to Think About Augment?
Breast Augmentation at Age 60
Doctor Answers (34)
Breast Augmentation at Age 60
Hello and thank you for the question.
There is no medical contra indication to undergo a breast augmentation at the age 60.
So long as you are well informed on the risks, benefits, alternative solutions to augmentation mammoplasty with implants, and have reasonable expectations, the next step is to attain medical clearance to maximize safety.
I recommend you consult with several Board Certified Plastic Surgeons to gain a better perspective on the surgical procedure.
Glenn Vallecillos, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Sixty is the new 40. Fine to do breasts.
One of the best things you can do to continue to look young into your sixty is doing things other than facelifts. Breasts that are full are a sign of the youthful fullness that you want. Injecting hands with filler are also a little known secret in staying young.
You are not Nuts!
As long as the procedure is done in a safe environment and a trained surgeon (such as a board certified plastic surgeon) preforms the procedure there is no reason to prevent any healthy patient in her sixties from having a breast augmentation procedure.
The patient should be having the surgery done for reasons that are personal and should not be influenced by outside circumstances such as life changing events as: divorce, change of job, spouse desire etc.
The type of augmentation and the desired size and shape should be dictated by the patients anatomy and tissue characteristics. Those are determined prior to surgery and a plan is made according to those details by the surgeon and presented to the patient.
The post operative period the patient should be followed closely and follow the post operative instructions carefully.
As long as the proper decision making is made and sound surgical technique and safe environment are used the procedure could result in youthful rejuvenated breasts and a happy patient.
You might also like...
Appropriate age for breast augmentation-is 60 too old
Americans are living longer and healthier. Therefore, age by itself is not a contraindication for breast augmentation, but instead a patients general health and mental state. there are other things to consider including breast sagging and thickness of breast/ chest skin in deciding the type of breast surgery.
No, you are not nuts.
60 is the new 40, as they say. My oldest breast augmentation has been 64, and was she ever happy she made that decision. If you are in good health and your expectations are reasonable, go for it. The implants we have are the best ever made. The techniques are very good so that the recovery is fast. And, summer is approaching.
Breast augmentation at age 60?
You should obtain medical clearance from your primary care physician that you are at an acceptable risk for undergoing a surgical procedure. For elective or aesthetic procedures, your surgeon may want to get you to a reasonable health status prior to consideration for a procedure. Discuss all of your medical comorbidities and medication with your surgeon prior and discuss these risks. Also, discuss this with your anesthesiologist as proper monitoring and medications will be watched closely. This procedure should still be very safe for you and hope for an uncomplicated course with an excellent result! Hope that this helps! Best wishes!
Breast Augmentation For 60 Year Old
Not at all...
Being 60 is not a reason to avoid breast augmentation. Your general health, desired outcome, and understanding of risks should be the factors that dictate your decisions.
Chen Lee, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS
No age limits!
No, you are not nuts, I have performed this surgery on women your age and older! Find a board certified plastic surgeon to determine if you are a good candidate for surgery. Good luck!
Breast augmentation at age 60...
Breast augmentation at age 60 is certainly not nuts. Gravity, childbirth, and time have significant effects on the breasts. Many women have this procedure done midlife, along with a breast lift to rejuvenate their appearance. Procedures aren't necessarily measured by age they’re more or less measured by health and desire. I would advise you to have blood work and an EKG done prior to surgery to ensure you are healthy and be sure to see an experienced board certified plastic surgery.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.