How Old Is Too Old for Breast Augmentation?
This is a great question we hear often from women interested in enhancing the size, shape, and/or overall appearance of their breasts. Apart from a minimum requirement – 18 for saline implants and 22 for silicone implants – age is generally not considered a major factor in determining whether or not someone is a good candidate for breast augmentation. In fact, here at the OSU Department of Plastic Surgery, our plastic surgeons have performed successful breast augmentation procedures for numerous patients in their 40s, 50s, 60s, and even beyond. In many instances, these patients choose to receive a breast lift (mastopexy) in combination with implants to address concerns such as breast drooping and excess skin in addition to volume loss.
More important than one’s age is typically their general health and overall expectations. Prospective patients who are relatively healthy, who don’t have any medical conditions that put them at risk for operative complications, and who have realistic expectations for the results of their procedure are usually considered good candidates for breast augmentation.
If you are interested in enhancing the appearance of your breasts, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at OSU to meet with one of our highly skilled and experienced plastic surgeons. Following an in-depth review of your unique needs and desires, our doctors will be able to determine if you are indeed a good candidate for breast augmentation, or if another procedure may be more appropriate for your aesthetic goals.