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Plastic surgery may be a growing trend among baby boomers and women in their 20s and 30s who want to improve their appearance, but there really is no age limit when it comes to getting breast implants, liposuction or other types of cosmetic surgery. Marie Kolstad, an 83-year-old widow who lives in Orange County, California recently underwent a three-hour breast lift with implants. She told the New York Times that her procedure cost about $8,000, and she wanted to “take full advantage of her health” at this age to improve her appearance.
If you’ve been thinking about getting breast implants, take a look at these breast augmentation before and after photos to find patients in your age range who had similar goals as you. Looking at photos and meeting with at least two or three breast implant surgeons in your area can help you decide if this is the right procedure for you.
Kolstad is one of the “nonagenarians” of our society who is determined to live through her golden years with her best foot forward. She works as a fulltime property manager and underwent the procedure to achieve a more youthful silhouette. A breast lift with breast implants is performed to correct sagging breasts and create “perkier”, natural-looking breasts. She tells The New York Times, “Physically, I’m in good health, and I just feel like, why not take advantage of it?”.
Seniors interested in going under the knife do need to be in perfect health or they can run into a number of complications and risks associated with certain types of plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures. Any seniors that have a history of heart disease, diabetes, lung problems, kidney disease or even some skin problems are not good candidates for surgery because their bodies may not be able to heal and recover during the post-procedure phase. Breast augmentation, breast lifts and even liposuction can be fairly extensive procedures and cause some trauma to the body. Seniors need to undergo a thorough physical examination and may need their physician’s approval before undergoing any type of cosmetic or plastic surgery procedure.
Set up a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon in your area if you are thinking about getting breast implants. Take a look at some breast augmentation before and after photos to make sure you have realistic expectations about the outcome of your procedure, and to decide whether implants are a good match for you.