Am I Silly Considering Reduction of Breasts at 62? Size 36J

5ft 9in tall. 13 stone. Back problems. Shoulders indented. Sagging breasts.

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Breast Reduction Over 60 is Well Tolerated

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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!!

New York Plastic Surgeon

Age and breast reduction

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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.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.2 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

Breast reduction is fine at 62 if you are healthy.

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We have done a number of breast reductions on women in their 60's, and they all regretted that they had waited so long.

George J. Beraka, MD (retired)
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon

Too old for breast reduction/lift?

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Thank you for your post. Age is not a contraindication to surgery. Poor health is. If you are a healthy adult, and interested in a breast reduction or lift surgery, meet with a board certified plastic surgeon. He or she will assess you as a patient for any risks you might have. The biggest risks are heart disease, diabetes, smoking, high blood pressure, and previous history of deep venous thrombosis. If you are having back pain, neck pain, bra strap grooving, rashes under the breast fold, or just desire a breast lift, meet with a highly qualified surgeon.
Best Wishes,
Pablo Prichard, MD

Pablo Prichard, MD
Phoenix Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 42 reviews

There is no age limit for breast reduction surgery

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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

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So long as you are in reasonable health, you are not too old to undergo a breast reduction. Alleviation of your back and shoulder pain will contribute to your quality of life and facilitate better exercise patterns going forward.

Too old for breast reduction?

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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.
Best wishes.

VIDEO (click here) breast reduction at any age

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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

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 86 reviews

Breast reduction at age 62: only regret is not doing it sooner!

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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!

Carmen Kavali, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 46 reviews

Breast Reduction Candidates

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There is no age limit on breast surgery, as long as you are a healthy nonsmoker. Many of my patients are older, and are so thrilled with the results of surgery, results can be life changing. Go for a consult!

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