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SCOTTSDALE, AZ, April 04, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Traditionally, breast augmentation has been considered a procedure for young people. However, in recent years that stereotype has become obsolete. More than ever, older women are choosing to undergo breast augmentation to restore a more youthful breast appearance.
Age, pregnancy, and weight loss all affect the appearance of your breasts, causing them to sag or lose volume. Breast augmentation can be an effective way to neutralize the impact of these factors on your breast appearance. In general, breast augmentation for older women is more about restoring a youthful perkiness than increasing the size of breasts.
Common Reasons Why Older Women Undergo Breast Augmentation
After devoting a large proportion of their time to raising a family and pursuing career goals, many older women finally find that they are at a point in their lives where they can focus on themselves. As a result, there has been a dramatic increase in breast augmentation procedures for older women in recent years.
Many women in their 40s and 50s find that their breasts have lost volume or have begun to sag. This is largely due to the fact that by the age of 40, fibrous breast tissue is overtaken by fatty breast tissue. Many of these women choose to undergo breast augmentation to reduce sagging and replace lost volume. Often, a breast lift will also be performed to provide enhanced results.
There has also been an increase in plastic surgery procedures intended to provide women with a midlife makeover. This is most common among women in their 50s, and breast augmentation has become increasingly popular as part of this midlife makeover.
Some older women who are breast cancer survivors have opted for breast augmentation as part of their breast reconstruction surgery. This is often an important part of the healing process, and it helps many women regain a large source of their femininity after a traumatic experience.
Impact of the Mommy Makeover
The rise in popularity of the mommy makeover has also impacted the number of breast augmentation procedures performed on older women. Pregnancy and breastfeeding can take its toll on your body, particularly your breasts. Many women choose to undergo a mommy makeover in order to restore their body to its pre-pregnancy form.
A mommy makeover consists of a series of procedures intended to restore a more youthful appearance. It typically includes:
- Breast augmentation
- Breast lift
- Tummy tuck
Understanding the Risks
In general, it is safe to undergo breast augmentation into your 60s as long as you are in good overall health. However, it is important to understand that the healing process takes longer when you are in your 50s and 60s compared to when you were in your 20s and 30s. You will need to enter into the procedure with realistic expectations regarding the time your recovery will take.
At your initial consultation, your plastic surgeon should discuss the age-related risks with you in great detail so that you can make a fully-informed decision regarding whether to undergo this potentially life-changing procedure.
To learn more about breast augmentation, please visit the website of board certified Arizona plastic surgeon Dr. Bryan Gawley today.
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