Q: Dr. Eppley, What is the average age for breast augmentation? I am 50 years old. Do you have many patients in that age range?
A: Over the years I have performed breast augmentation on women from ages 17 to 76. Today a women having breast augmentation.reshaping at age 50 is very common while twenty years ago it was much more uncommon. While the mean age for women having breast augmentation is in the age range of 35 to 40, age 50 is not very far from the mean age for breast augmentation patients today. Certainly age has very little with anything to do with the ability to have successful breast augmentation surgery.
The only real fundamental difference between younger and ‘older’ breast augmentation patients is age and pregnancy related changes in their breasts. Older women usually have more sagging and therefore often have to have some form of a lift for optimal breast reshaping results. Younger women, without having had children yet, usually do not have this lifting need. But I have certainly see an equal number of women age 50 and older who have merely lost volume without sagging and implants have an immediate and often remarkable breast rejuvenative effect.
Dr. Barry Eppley