Considering Cosmetic Breast Surgery after 40?

Published on December 31, 2020

Are you satisfied with the appearance of your breasts? Would you like them to be larger, smaller, or for them to simply look perkier and more youthful? Lots of women are dissatisfied with the way that their breasts look, and many seek cosmetic surgery to make some positive changes to their shape and overall appearance. 


There’s no age limit on breast surgery, but it is extremely popular among people in their 40s. In fact, breast augmentation and breast lift surgery are two of the most popular body transformation procedures sought after by women in their 40s.


Things to consider:


Receiving a Mammogram


Firstly, you may be asked to have a mammogram to check that there are no abnormalities within the breast before you undergo surgery. Your surgeon will also talk to you about the importance of regular breast examination at home, as well as attending any routine screening appointments. Unfortunately, breast cancer is more likely with advancing age, and so being breast-aware is the best way of identifying any developing problems early on so that you can get treated promptly. 


Scheduling a Consultation


As with all types of cosmetic surgery, you’ll need to have a consultation before you can go ahead with your procedure. This is to make sure that you are a suitable candidate for the surgery and that the risks associated with it are low and will be outweighed by the benefits. Nevertheless, there are also a few important considerations that should be made by someone choosing to have breast surgery in their 40s or older.


Your Augmentation May Include a Breast Lift


You will also need to work with your cosmetic surgeon to decide what type of breast lift you will have. Breast lift surgery is nearly always performed in conjunction with augmentation in women in their 40s since by this time, gravity and any childbearing will have an impact on the volume and position of the breasts. There are different types of breast lift depending on the extent of drooping and sagging. 


The procedures can help restore a more youthful appearance to your breasts.  As we get older, a loss of natural skin elasticity and the effects of gravity can start to take a toll on various areas of our bodies. This can lead to a loss of volume in the breast tissue, which can also become looser and sit lower on the chest.


Augmentation and lift surgery can restore the fullness of your breasts while moving them into a higher position that looks more youthful than before. If you would like more information about getting cosmetic breast surgery in your 40s, contact Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery of Acadiana in Lafayette, LA to speak with our discreet, friendly, and knowledgeable cosmetic surgery team today.