Are There Age Restrictions For Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation is one of the most commonly requested cosmetic surgeries in the United States every year. While the media and popular culture often associate breast augmentation with women in their 20s and early 30s, the reality is that women of a much wider age range undergo the procedure. In fact, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 49% of women who receive breast augmentation are over the age of 35, and almost 15% are over 50 years old.
While younger women typically seek breast augmentation to increase the size of their breasts, older women often want to revitalize both the size and shape of their breasts for a more youthful figure. Many of these women have had one or more pregnancies, which can cause the breasts to lose a significant amount of volume or sag. In addition, the natural aging process usually involves a loss of volume and some sagging due to gravity or changes in the breast tissue. For these reasons, many older patients choose to combine breast augmentation with a breast lift for a more comprehensive rejuvenation. Ultimately, breast augmentation can help older women not only combat the visible signs of aging, but also feel younger inside and experience a boost of self-confidence in the way they look.
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