While most women in good general health are candidates for breast augmentation, there are some unique considerations that women over 40 should consider when talking to a plastic surgeon and deciding on a breast augmentation procedure. Here we take a closer look at these considerations and what they mean for you.
Differences in Skin and Breast Tissue after 40
When women under 40 choose breast augmentation, things like future pregnancy or breastfeeding must be taken into consideration. After 40, most women have completed their family and these things no longer need to be considered. However, after 40, changes in the breast tissue and skin have likely occurred. Whether your breasts lost volume after pregnancy or breastfeeding or gravity has not been kind, breast tissue and sagging or excess skin must be considered when planning a breast augmentation procedure.
Breast Augmentation and Mammograms
A common question that women over 40 have when it comes to breast augmentation and implants is whether or not it will interfere with their ability to have regular mammograms as they get older. The good news is that, in most cases, breast implants are placed underneath the muscle and separate from the breast glands. When you schedule your mammogram, just be sure to let the technician know you have implants and they will take special precautions.
Achieving Optimal Results with a Breast Lift
As we already mentioned, after 40, women often experience a loss of volume as well as sagging breasts or loose skin. While a breast augmentation can address the lost volume, addressing this alone isn’t likely to deliver the youthful and perkier breast profile you are looking to achieve. In this case, many women over 40 choose to combine their breast augmentation with a breast lift in order to achieve optimal results.
If you are a healthy woman over 40 considering breast implants, Dr. Kobienia and his team of caring professionals are here to answer your questions and address any concerns you may have. Contact us today at 612-930-1111 to schedule a consultation.