What Do Breast Implants Look Like when a Woman is 50, 60, 70+ Years Old?

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Breast Implant Appearance


Fantastic question -

But also one that is very difficult to answer.

The shape of your breasts as you age depends largely on the elasticity of the skin and the strength of the Cooper's ligaments which are suspensory structures within the breast tissue. These are the two forces at work to keep your breasts from sagging.

Larger breasts place more force on these structures and are more likely to cause sagging. The larger the implant, the larger the breast and the larger the sag.

Things that can also change the shape include capsular contracture (the incidence increases over time) and weight change. As we age weight distribution can change from the pattern when we were younger and can cause change in breast shape.

I hope this helps.

San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
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Few changes in breast implants with time


Assuming that the body weight will stay the same, it is expected that the breast tissue will droop with time. If not stronge capsule forms, the implant will go down with the breast, which is good. This will create a droopy but natural look. If a capsule forms the implant could stay higher while the breast tissue goes down.

Hisham Seify, MD, PhD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Appearance of breast implants with aging


The appearance of breast implants when your 50, 60, or 70+ years old is highly correlated with how your breasts will appear when your 50, 60, or 70.

No one can necessarily predict how your breasts will appear as a result of menopausal changes.

This comes down to fortune telling and is similar to asking how your belly will look when you have children. No one can predict whether you will or will not have stretch marks.

Having said that I can generally say that women with very small breasts who undergo augmentation with a relatively small implant (270 and less) tend to show only mild changes with aging in contrast to larger breasts with large implants.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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This really depends on how natural her results look. They may continue to look very natural with age, so that nobody every knows that the woman has breast implants. On the other hand, if a woman's breasts look obviously augmented shortly after her surgery, then they will continue to look that way, and perhaps even more so, as she ages. 

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Breasts age with you

Time will change the way the implants look.  If there are no issues with the implants as you age, the breasts will age with you.  The look can be quite natural, and nothing in particular needs to be done as you get older.

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Implants and aging


Like anything else, it his difficult to predict. It depends upon many variables including genetics, age, skin laxity, weight fluctuations, etc.  There really are so many different affects on implants and the breast.

Steven Wallach, MD
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It depends on the implant capsule and tone of the tissue


Implants can look good regardless of one's age if they don't have a capsular contracture and if your tissues have retained good tone and do not need a lift.  Also, the better shape you keep yourself in, the better your implants will match your well cared for body.

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