5ft 9in tall. 13 stone. Back problems. Shoulders indented. Sagging breasts.
Am I Silly Considering Reduction of Breasts at 62? Size 36J
Doctor Answers (12)
Breast Reduction Over 60 is Well Tolerated
Absolutely NOT!! Assuming you are in good overall health, breast reduction surgery is well tolerated with a relatively easy post-op recovery, In fact, reducing the size of your breasts should relieve your back , neck and shoulder pain and allow you to live a much healthier active life for your next 30 years!!
Age and breast reduction
It is not silly to want a breast reduction because you have severe back pain and large breasts. If you are healthy it is ok.
Breast reduction is fine at 62 if you are healthy.
We have done a number of breast reductions on women in their 60's, and they all regretted that they had waited so long.
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Pablo Prichard, MD
There is no age limit for breast reduction surgery
Thanks for your question. Breast reduction surgery is safe and effective. It has been shown to greatly increase the quality of life for those suffering neck and back pain due to their heavy breasts.
As long as you are fit and able to undergo a general anaesthetic, there is no reason why you couldn't undergo a breast reduction.
Schedule an appointment with your friendly local plastic surgeon and see what they think - I'm sure you'll be glad you did.
Good luck with it all.
Breast reduction at age 62
Too old for breast reduction?
Thank you for the question.
You are absolutely not “too old” for the breast reduction procedure assuming you are “cleared" for the procedure by your medical doctor. Hopefully, your only regret after the procedure, will be that you wish you had done it sooner in life. Breast reduction is one of the most patient pleasing operations we do.
Please make sure you are working with a well experienced board certified plastic surgeon.
VIDEO (click here) breast reduction at any age
Probably the singlest most important factor is your overall health rather than your chronological age. Depending on several factors including techniques used, there may be additional concerns about viability
Breast reduction at age 62: only regret is not doing it sooner!
Assuming you are otherwise reasonably healthy, there is no age limit for a breast reduction. Breast reduction is one of the most gratifying surgeries I perform--nearly every woman wishes she'd done it sooner (no matter her age!). See a surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Best wishes!
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