Can I Get Breast Implants At Age 59?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hi…I’m in the beginning stages of exploring breast augmentation surgery. I’m 59 and have never been satisfied with the size nor shape of my breasts. I’ve decided that at my age and stage of life, why not? Any information you can send would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

A: Thank you for your inquiry. When it comes to breast implants at any age the relevant questions are:

1) Does breast sagging/ptosis exist? (Is a breast lift needed with implants)

2) What type of breast implants does one want? (saline vs silicone)

3) What size of breast implant does one want? (in terms of volume in ccs, that usually requires preoperative volumetric sizing)

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana