Breast Augmentation after 40: Special Considerations
Plenty of women pursue breast augmentation in their 40s and beyond. Often these women have finished having children and find themselves with more time to pursue their personal cosmetic goals. Some want to restore the breast volume they lost to pregnancy.
Dr. A.J. Khalil has a few tips for interested candidates in their 40s and older to help them get the most out of their breast augmentation.
Work with the Right Surgeon
Your results will be heavily influenced by the talent and qualifications of your breast augmentation surgeon. It is crucial to select an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon that has demonstrated exceptional results (visit their before-and-after gallery for proof). The right surgeon will listen carefully to your expectations and goals, and work with you to design an appropriate treatment plan.
Choose Appropriately Sized Implants
One of the big decisions you will face when planning breast augmentation is the size of your implants. If you are in your 40s or older, consider that larger implants place more weight on the breasts, which can contribute to breast sagging over time.
Also, think about what kind of result you want — do you want dramatically large breasts or a modest boost in size and fullness? Are you very active and need implants that are conducive to your lifestyle? A trustworthy breast implant surgeon can help you evaluate your options and pick an appropriate implant size.
Choose the Right Implant Placement Option
Another important decision you will make is how you want your implants placed. Implants can be placed on top of the chest muscle or underneath it. Each location has its own set of pros and cons, but one of the cons of placing implants on top of the chest muscle is that it can possibly interfere with mammograms. Be sure to discuss each option with your breast implant surgeon before making a decision.
Do Your Breasts Need a Lift, Too?
Although implants will increase the size of your breasts, they will not improve the position and perkiness of the breasts. If you are bothered by sagging or loose skin, you should consider having breast lift incorporated into your breast augmentation. Breast lift will restore a youthful, perky position to your breasts by removing excess skin and reshaping your native breast tissue. Your surgeon can recommend whether you need a lift after examining your breasts in consultation.
Contact Dr. A.J. Khalil
Dr. Khalil is a respected Beverly Hills breast augmentation surgeon and has helped women of all ages attain their desired appearance. Call (310) 385-8601 today to book a consultation with the surgeon to discuss your options.