What You Need to Know about Breast Surgery in Your 50s

So, you’ve reached a new decade in your life – congratulations! Whether you’re feeling “50 and Fabulous,” “Fantastic and 50,” or “Flirty and 50,” know one thing: with age, comes wisdom, knowledge, and beauty.

That being said, as a woman does get older, it can be common for her to consider cosmetic surgery. Specifically, she may be curious about breast surgery. If this is you, and you happen to be in your 50s, you’ve come to the right place! Here, you will find everything you need to know about this type of surgery, and what it means to pursue it at this stage in life.

First and foremost, if you’re in your 50s and you’re thinking about breast surgery, good for you! Now is definitely a great time to pursue this particular surgery.

Why? For starters, women in their 50s generally have more self-esteem. These slightly older women know themselves and their bodies quite well, meaning they know exactly what they want. Not only do they know what they want, they aren’t afraid to go out and get it!

Furthermore, women in their 50s are often more apt to be able to afford breast surgery. Whether it’s a longer-lasting career, or the ability to save more for cosmetic surgery, older women may find it easier to come up with the funds for both surgery and post-surgery (during recovery, patients will not be permitted to work).

With age, it’s common for the breasts to droop or sag. Additionally, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and fluctuation in weight can all negatively alter a woman’s breasts. Therefore, why not wait until your body is done changing before surgery is pursued? Remember, one of the big rules of plastic surgery: have realistic goals. You may discover you like the results of the surgery better if you are (somewhat) certain your body is staying as is. For the most part, anyway. After all, the aging process will continue. Unfortunately, that can’t be changed.

Every patient is different. For some women, breast surgery makes sense when in their 20s or 30s. For others, it’s more appropriate to pursue surgery in their 50s. Regardless, you have to discover what is best for you and your needs. As long as you’re healthy, there is no right or wrong answer.

If you’re ready to schedule a consultation to discuss breast surgery in your 50s, contact Flugstad Plastic Surgery today by calling (425) 454-5133.

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