Are More Women Over 40 Opting for Breast Implants?


The best age for breast implants is often a subjective, personal choice. Plenty of women consider breast augmentation regardless of where they sit on the age spectrum. That said, choosing implants is becoming increasingly popular in women over 40. Here’s why.

As Part of a Mommy Makeover
There may have been a time when having children young was the norm, but today the trend of career first, family later means that many women are putting work and personal goals higher on the priority list than having children and starting a family. Because of this, it makes it fairly common for women in their 30s and even 40s to become new mothers.

Having children later in life means your body handles pregnancy just a little differently. Simply put, younger woman tend to recover and regain their shape after childbirth more easily than older women. As a result, women over 40 are turning to cosmetic surgery, specifically Mommy Makeover procedures like breast implants or a breast lift, to improve areas of the body that prove troublesome after pregnancy.

Sagging and volume loss after childbirth are common reasons why women over 40 consider breast augmentation, and implants have proven to be an effective way to successfully address and correct these kinds of adverse effects.

Subtle Age-Related Changes to the Body
It’s no secret that the body changes as time goes by. Even if it’s expected, knowing that areas of their body will sag and shift as they age doesn’t stop women from being frustrated by unwanted changes that show themselves after 40. Skin now hangs like it never did before, the breasts just don’t seem to sit where they should, and many women feel like their body doesn’t reflect the energetic, youthful attitude they still feel.

Subtle signs of aging often betray how women perceive themselves, and opting for breast implants can help women over 40 tailor their body to meet their mindset. Whether that means simply regaining a younger-looking figure by replacing lost volume or choosing to move up a cup size or two, more women are choosing breast implants to counter the effects of age.

Planning for the Future
It’s common for women to focus on career goals and financial stability earlier in life, which means that many women over 40 find themselves with money to spend and a desire to spend it on creating a comfortable future. Breast implants and personalized augmentation can be a forward-thinking investment meant to help a woman age with grace and beauty.

Looking great later in life isn’t always easy, and cosmetic surgery aimed at reaching your appearance goals is no longer as taboo as it once was, for both men and women. “Getting work done” is more common later in life than you might think, and plenty of women in their post-40 prime are choosing breast implants as a way to ensure that they feel confident as the biological clock keeps ticking.

If you’re considering breast implants as a woman over 40, you’re not alone. In 2014, women between the ages of 40 to 54 made up almost 30% of all women who opted for breast augmentation. Just like any cosmetic alteration, deciding to get breast implants is a personal choice, and more than 90,000 women over 40 in the U.S. made that choice last year alone.
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Tampa General Surgeon