The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that breast lift surgeries in the United States have grown by 70% since 2000, with nearly 150,000 procedures in 2019 alone.
There are many reasons behind the increasing popularity of breast lifts, not the least of which is an aging population. Since aging is one of the more common drivers of the procedure, it begs the question as to whether a woman can grow too old for a breast lift.
At Cosmetic Surgery Center, both Dr. Trent Fogleman and Dr. Paul Benien Jr. have extensive experience performing breast surgeries, including augmentation, reduction, and lifts. Our goal is to provide women with the services they need to achieve their body-shape goals and a breast lift is one of our more popular options.
If you’re considering a breast lift, but you’re wondering whether you’re too old, here are some points to consider.
Why a breast lift?
There are many reasons why women come to us for a breast lift, chief among them:
- To restore sagging breasts after pregnancy
- To reposition breasts after weight loss (and remove excess skin tissue)
- To reverse the sagging effects of aging on breasts
- To correct a long-standing issue with sagging breasts
As you can see, there are a number of different factors that can lead to sagging breasts and areolas that point downward — the two main issues that we can correct through breast-lift surgery.
Age is relative
There’s no easy answer to the question we pose in the title of this blog, as people age differently. Some women are as spry and healthy at 90 as they were at 50, while others may be saddled with chronic issues that prematurely age them in their 40s.
If you’re considering a breast lift, it’s worth remembering that this is a surgical procedure, so we need to be sure that you’re healthy enough to undergo such an effort.
Rest assured, we fully evaluate your health before any surgical procedure to ensure the safest and best possible outcome.
So, whether you’re 30 or 60, your health plays a much larger role than your age.
Hitting the reset button
Another point to consider is that the older you get, your tissue naturally loses elasticity and tone thanks to a drop in collagen production (which is why you may be seeking a breast lift in the first place).
While there’s little we can do to stop the forward march of time and the continuing breakdown of the structural support in your tissue, a breast lift does hit the reset button on this process.
When we reposition your breasts, we’re essentially reversing the effects of aging, and you can maintain those results for years to come as age tries to catch up.
The bottom line is that there’s no ideal age for a breast lift, just an ideal candidate. To find out whether you’re such a candidate, we invite you to schedule a consultation at our office in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Simply click here to set up an appointment.