Can Breast Augmentation Benefit Older Women?


Breast augmentation can be a beneficial procedure for women at any age. While most Fort Myers women who have breast augmentations are between 20 and 50 years old, there are still a significant number of older women who opt for the procedure with successful results.

Because older women tend to have different goals than younger women, it is important to keep an open mind about which procedure is actually right for you and your body.

Fort Myers cosmetic surgeon Dr. Mandraccia can help you determine if breast augmentation is the right choice for you by individually assessing your aesthetic goals and physical needs during your consultation.

Factors Dr. Mandraccia may discuss with you to determine your candidacy:

  • Overall health - Generally, if you are healthy enough to safely undergo a surgical procedure, you will can be a viable candidate for breast augmentation at any age.
  • Aesthetic goals - If your primary goal is to reduce sagging or a downward orientation of the nipples as a result of aging, a breast lift might actually be a more suitable procedure. 
  • Skin health - The health of your skin can impact the quality and longevity of your breast augmentation results and can also raise more significant issues in terms of scarring.
  • Mammogram efficacy - Though breast implants have no impact on cancer mortality, they can still reduce the visibility of your breasts during mammogram screenings making detection more difficult

If you live in the Fort Myers, Florida area and you think a breast augmentation might be the right choice for you, please contact Dr. Robert V. Mandraccia, MD at (239) 633-8819 today.