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Breast Augmentation for Grandma

The main difference between breast augmentation in forty year old women and eighty year old women is the potential time spent recovering. Overall, the state of one's health will determine the success of any given surgery for any given age group. Most plastic surgeons are in support of grandma's breast augmentation because the risks aren't any higher for her age group, as long as she is healthy.

Cosmetic procedures among women over the age of 65 have been steadily increasing over the past ten years. Although breast augmentation is not one of the top procedures at this time, it is climbing in popularity. Older ladies and gentle men over the age of 65 are considered baby boomers and are used to being very aware of their appearance, accomplishments and stage in life. They are getting older but don't see the need to look or feel that way. So the women want their fuller, firmer and larger breasts too. Chest creams and pipe dreams are for the young and impressionable, to be frank, grandma wants to be sexy too.

The concern, however, is the elevated chance of mortality during surgery, the elevated chance of complications thereafter and the elevated chance of missed or misdiagnosed breast issues including breast cancer post breast augmentation. Yet, according to actual plastic surgeons performing this procedure on the elderly, the length and progress of recovery is the only difference that older women face as a difference from the younger patients. But the complications and recovery are truly determined by the condition of one's health, young or old.

So as long as any pre-existing medical condition is under control and the patient is an otherwise healthy individual, the risks are about the same a patient of half their age going under anesthesia for any length of time or being cut open, whether elective or mandatory. Although many plastic surgeons are giving the green light on older women receiving breast augmentation and other cosmetic procedures of their choosing, they require the same surgery checklist as any other patient from their early twenties to their early eighties.

The checklist before any surgery for older patients as well as the young patients includes:

-Know how healthy you are by making an appointment with your family doctor and/or internist.

-Clear blood pressure, cardiology, clotting and major health screenings.

-Have any pre-existing condition under control.

-Have a stable diet and exercise routine and that should keep you on a healthy track for a successful surgery date.

The bottom line is that health matters more than age when it comes to the success of any surgical procedure and one's health thereafter. But if you have additional questions, turn to your family doctor, a reputable plastic surgeon during consultation or the many websites out there which provide articles and various data to facilitate answers to your most in depth medical questionsHealth Fitness Articles, even those regarding cosmetic surgery.

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