Sunday, January 8, 2012

How Old Is Too Old For Breast Implants

If you're over the age of 65, do you feel as if you're aging gracefully? Have you ever wondered if you're too old to have breast implants? You may be surprised to learn more and more women, who are considered senior adults, have had cosmetic surgery such as implants.

But why in the world would Grandma want to look good? We all know the younger generation, and especially those in their 30's and 40's, want to look as young as they can for as long as they can. Well, here's a shock.

So do grandmas!

It shouldn't be a surprise to find out the very reasons why young people want to retain their youthful appearance are the same reasons anyone wants to.

So, if you're over 65, is it too late for you to have cosmetic surgery such as breast implants? Many plastic surgeons say no. Almost 85,000 men and women age 65 and older had some form of cosmetic surgery in the year 2010.

In years gone by, face lifts were the wave of cosmetic surgery. Now it appears more and more older adults have taken a look downward. Many feel as if they don't know who the person is they've become over time. One of the reasons they're more apt to put themselves through these procedures is simply because seniors are much more active than their predecessors. Plus, with advancements in health care, people are living longer.

Who can blame them for a desire to look good? Many just want to feel as young and good about themselves on the outside as they do on the inside.

But what about the risks of any surgery in the golden years? Some health-care providers don't feel as if this is an issue. If a person in their 60's or 70's have led a healthful lifestyle there doesn't seem to be any greater risk than for a younger person.

The opposite is true as well. If you've led a self-indulgent life with little or no exercise, and you've chosen to live upon a life of junk food, you may not be the best candidate.

If you want breast implants the best thing you can do is sit down with a board-certified surgeon and discuss the entire process from beginning to end. An extensive health review of your life will be done and the reasons you want the surgery.