If your breasts are saggy and poorly shaped and the condition is affecting your self-esteem, you may be a good candidate for the breast lift surgery. However, there are many eligibility requirements that the patient is required to meet in order to undergo breast lift surgery. Keep in mind that breast lift is an invasive and traumatic operation. You should undergo this intervention only as a last option and only when the benefits are higher than the risks for you. If the breast sagginess is not affecting your self-esteem, there is no need of getting the surgery.
Many women wonder whether there is an ideal age to get a breast lift, or whether there are any age limits for the surgery. Since breast lift is an invasive procedure that entails risks, there are specific age requirements to get the procedure. But there is not any upper back limit to undergo the procedure. Most patients who get breast lift surgery are aged above 20 years.
What is the ideal age for breast lift and why is it critical?
There is not a fixed age that is considered ideal for breast lift surgery; however, the patient who wants to get the procedure must be aged above 18 years. The perfect age to get the operation is whenever the breasts become saggy after the age of 18 years. And there doesn’t exist an upper age limit for the breast lift surgery. What this means is that you can undergo surgery even in your old age if you are in good health and not have any serious health issue.
The fact is that the female breasts start to sag due to factors like aging, pregnancy and breastfeeding, gravity, and weight changes. Most of these factors affect female breasts from age 25 to 35. Furthermore, most patients who undergo breast lift surgery are aged above 30 years. What this means is that the ideal age for most patients to undergo breast lift surgery is after 30 years. However, this doesn’t mean you can’t get the operation earlier. Of course, you can get the procedure any time you want after the age of 18 years.
Most people who consider getting a breast lift surgery wonder as to why the lower age limit is essential for breast lift surgery. The patient needs to be at least 18 years old to undergo breast lift surgery because the breasts and other body areas continuously develop and change until you are 18 years old. In other words, the breasts are not stable. In some women, the breasts even change until the age of 20 years. You should not undergo the breast lift procedure unless and until the breasts have become stable in terms of growth.
The changes are taking place during teenage, and they affect the breasts. Since the breasts are an essential organ of the female body and are linked with reproduction, it experiences changes as the body undergoes hormonal changes. During teenage, the female body produces higher levels of estrogen that helps the breasts grow and become shapelier and attractive. Furthermore, the body produces more collagen when you are young, which keeps the skin elastin. These factors work in combination to maintain the shape and firmness of the breasts.
Only in rare cases, the breasts become saggy in women aged below 20 years. Most women start to develop saggy breasts after the age of 25 years. When the breast lift surgery is performed on women aged below 18 years, the results will change over time because the breasts are continuously growing.
The breast lift surgery has to be performed only when the growth of the breasts stop, and the breasts no longer go through changes. If you want to undergo breast lift surgery, you should wait for the breast development to stop. Your breasts may need more time to become stable. When the breasts stop growing and have become saggy anytime after 18 years of age, you may consider getting breast lift surgery. However, you should not get the procedure if the saggy breasts are not affecting your self-esteem and quality of life.
A board-certified plastic surgeon is the only reliable resource that you can go to if you are interested in getting a breast lift. The plastic surgeon will tell you exactly whether it is right for you to undergo the breast lift in your current age. The surgeon will check your breasts and tell you whether it is the ideal time or age for you to get the surgery, or whether you need to wait a few years.
Never forget that breast lift surgery is an elective and risky procedure. It involves incisions and surgical trauma. What this means is that you should make a wise decision when considering breast lift surgery. If you have serious health issues, then you should avoid the procedure because the risks will be higher for you. Your health is more important than your cosmetic appearance. You can work with the surgeon to analyze the dangers of the surgery against the benefits for you in light of your current health condition.
The fact is that age is not the only requirement to get a breast lift. No matter if you are aged above 30 or 40 years, you need to be in good health and not be suffering from severe physical and mental health problems to undergo breast lift surgery. Furthermore, the plastic surgeon will analyze your goals and expectations. You need to have realistic, reasonable, and achievable goals for the breast lift surgery.
Am I too old for the breast lift surgery?
You are never too old to get the breast lift surgery because there isn’t any upper age limit for the operation. The fact is that a majority of patients who get breast lift are aged above 40 years. You can undergo the procedure even in your old age. The good news is that old women also get satisfactory results with breast lift surgery. Moreover, you can undergo surgery even if you are aged above 50 years.
Being old is not a big deal to get a breast lift surgery, but your health is essential. You need to be in an overall good health condition to go under the knife. Keep in mind that in old age, many women suffer from health problems. Moreover, breast lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia, which means older patients may be at higher risk of anesthesia complications during the operation.
If you are aged above 60 years and want to undergo the breast lift surgery, the plastic surgeon may require you to first get a medical clearance from your primary medical care doctor. Only after the medical approval will you will be able to undergo the breast lift surgery. The breast lift surgery entails risks, which means women with health issues may experience complications.
The risks associated with breast lift surgery include infection, bleeding, weak and slow wound healing, heart and pulmonary problems, and anesthesia complications. You must share your complete medical information with the plastic surgeon during the pre-operative consultation.
Age, skin quality, and the results
Younger patients get better outcomes with breast lift surgery because they have good skin quality than old patients. But this does not mean that older women cannot get good results with breast lift surgery. If you are old, you too can get satisfactory results after the procedure if your goals are realistic and reasonable.
For instance, women aged above 60 years should not have the goal of achieving breasts like those of teenage girls with breast lift surgery. Instead, you should have a goal of enhancing your breast to look like the breasts of a 30-35-year-old woman. Never forget that the quality of your skin is of paramount importance in determining the sustainability of the results of breast lift.
If your skin quality is good, then you can get better results with the surgery. However, aging affects skin quality, which means that you should not expect to get the perfect boobs after the breast lift surgery. However, you can still expect to gain considerable improvement in your breasts.
The breast lift is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures in the United States. Hundreds of thousands of women undergo the procedure each year to enhance their breasts, and most of the patients are aged above 30 years. Many women are curious as to whether there exists an ideal age to get a breast lift. The fact is that there is no concept of perfect age to undergo the procedure; however, you should avoid getting the surgery if you are aged below 18 years. If you are above 18 years, you can get the procedure anytime the breasts become saggy. Also, there is no upper age limit for breast lift surgery. Your candidacy for the procedure depends on whether your breasts are saggy and you have an overall good health condition. A board-certified plastic surgeon can tell you whether it is right for you to undergo the breast lift surgery.