Breast augmentation is one of the most commonly performed plastic surgery procedures in the U.S. Oftentimes though, when people think about the demographic of patients who typically receive breast augmentations, there is a misconception that it is women in their 20’s and early 30’s.The reality is much different. According to data from the American Association of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) in 2016, 50% of all women who receive breast augmentation surgery are age 35 or older.


Data from the American Association of Plastic Surgeon

If you have been considering undergoing a breast augmentation procedure in your 40’s, you should consider the following.

Post-Pregnancy & Skin Laxity

While younger women typically elect for breast augmentation for purposes of enlarging or reducing the size of their breasts, the goal for women in their 40’s can be different. Women in their 40s often have cosmetic changes to their breasts due to the effects of aging and post-pregnancy. After a pregnancy, it is common for women to lose volume in their breasts and/or to endure skin laxity, or sagging of the breasts due to the weakening of breast tissue, especially as they age.

A breast augmentation can completely restore this lost volume and skin laxity by providing fullness and improved shape to a woman’s breasts. The Doctor’s at Cape & Islands Plastic Surgery consult with their patients who elect for breast surgery in their 40’s to determine the best way to restore breast volume loss and skin laxity to ensure their patient’s desired size and results.


Another consideration of breast augmentation in your 40’s is the effect on mammograms. Doctors recommend annual mammograms for women in their 40’s. How do breast augmentations play a role in this? Women who choose to undergo breast augmentation in their 40’s should get a mammogram procedure prior to their surgery.

Breast Lift

A breast lift is a common procedure to go along with a breast augmentation in your 40’s. Due to the natural side effects of aging, commonly referred to as sagging, many women opt to combine a breast augmentation procedure with a breast lift.

Schedule a Consultation

Are you ready to take the next steps in achieving a more youthful appearance? If you are in good health, you can be a great candidate for breast augmentation surgery. To explore your options for breast augmentation, as well as breast lifts, schedule your consultation with one of our doctors and expect them to carefully evaluate your breast tissues in order to help you choose the best implant for your body.. With locations in both Plymouth and Hyannis, Doctors Loffredo and Jones are ready to help you achieve your aesthetic goals!

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