Will my breasts sag if I have breast implants when I get older?

Yes. Your breasts will change with age regardless if you have implants or don't. What i tell patients who ask about implants and droop is the following: if you have implants and your twin sister does not, and 30 years go by and you have them removed, both of you will look normal, but you will be more droopy than your sister. Droop is something that can be corrected at the time of implants.
Everyone sags! Unless your breast implants are excessively large, they are not likely to accelerate the amount of breast sagging you would otherwise experience without implants. However, to be completely honest, I am not aware of any study where implants were placed in one normal breast while the other was left alone and followed for 2o years to assess the effect of the breast augmentation on sagging.
Breast implants. Breast implants will add weight to the breast. Breasts sag as one gets older. Larger, heavier breasts tend to sag more and at an earlier age compared to smaller, lighter breasts due to the effect such weight has on the breast tissue.
Maybe not. Some women will never develop sagging breasts, with or without breast implants. It will all depend on the firmness of your skin, the type of breast tissue you have (mainly fat vs. Mainly breast tissue), the size of your normal breast and how large an implant you opt for. These are all great questions for you to talk over with your plastic surgeon. Good luck!
More Surgery... Depending on the exact situation, you may benefit from additional surgery. For example, breast lifting may be necessary if the breasts “sag”. Sometimes, removal/replacement of the breast implants becomes necessary. Generally speaking, patients who undergo breast augmentation surgery should understand that most likely additional surgery will be necessary in the future. Best wishes. .
Sagging breasts. The effects of gravity affect all women but to varying degrees. The larger the implant or breast, the more likely you are to experience sagging or drooping with time. Smaller implants may reduce the tension on the skin and may reduce the risk of sagging in the future.

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I refuse a regular mamo as I have breast implants. Afraid they will pop! I get ultrasounds. Is that ok? What are odds they pop? Never had any issue with the implants. They are 15yrs old. Saline...325cc in each. Never hard...Never any problems...I would l

Agree . Agree with dr george marosan. Some of my patients did not want the saline implants any longer and they did not want to spend the money for the surgical removal - so, I have punctured them - without any problems (and i never removed them). You can get the mammogram done, few weeks after that. Read more...
A . A mammogram can potentially break implants if you have capsular contractures and they feel firm. An alternate to mammogram would be an mri, but this tends to be more expensive. If you would like them out, a simple solution is to have your plastic surgeon deflate them in the office. All it takes is a small needle poke through your skin and draw the saline out. Your breasts will look saggy and deflated first, but in about two weeks the tissues tend to tighten up nicely. The shells can stay in the pocket, or later on can be removed under local anesthesia through a small incision. This is much cheaper then to have an operation to have them removed. Good luck. Read more...
I . I agree with dr marosan, but you can have mammograms especially if the implants are under the muscle. Sonograms are not sensitive enough for cancer detection. Good luck from nyc. For more info visit www.Drgrossman.Com. Read more...
Mammograms . Mammograms rarely cause the rupture of a breast implant which is more commonly attributed to wear and tear. Although your ultrasounds are reassuring, they are not the primary diagnositic tool of choice. If you are trying to avoid a mammogram, you would be better off using an mri. Read more...

How old is too old for a woman to get breast implants?

Breast Augmentation. Breast augmentation is a generally safe, effective, outpatient procedure performed under moderate sedation or general anesthesia. Age only plays a role in so far as it affects your ability to safely undergo the associated anesthesia and may have more problems healing. Read more...
Age is relative. The decision to get breast implants in a personal one and age is seldom a factor. Before making the decision a woman should be fully informed and generallly in good enough health for the operation. Being fully informed means understanding the risks of the initial procedire and that down the road chances are additional surgery will be required. Read more...
NO AGE LIMIT. I've done a first time breast augmentation on a 64 year old and a revision cosmetic augmentation on an 89 year old. They were otherwise healthy with reasonable expectations. Read more...
Not age dependent. There is no specific age cut off per se. What matters is the overall health of the patient. Like any completely elective surgery, breast augmentation should not be performed in patients that are high risk for complications because of other medical conditions. Read more...
Too Old For Surgery? Age is not the final determining factor in regards to breast augmentation surgery. You have to be in good health and understand the potential risks and complications associated with elective surgery. I have had older women who had this surgery and healed nicely and are very happy they proceeded with surgery, even at an older age. Read more...

How old do you need to be to get silicone breast implants?

18. I won't perform a cosmetic breast augmentation on anyone under 18 years of age, and try to talk most people into waiting until 20. Read more...
18. Although use of silicone gel implants in a woman age 18-22 is considered "off-label" by the fda, it is not illegal nor inappropriate in an informed patient who chooses this option. Many plastic surgeons who would not hesitate to use Botox "off-label" for crows feet wrinkles (botox is fda approved only for frown line wrinkles) will not use silicone gel implants in women under 22. I do. Read more...
Depends on reason. For elective breast augmentation the fda approved ages are 18 for saline and 22-years-old for silicone gel filled breast implants. For reconstructive purposes, or the correction of birth defects, they may be used sooner. Read more...
22. The asps (american society of plastic surgeons) has adopted a policy consistent with the fda’s approval of saline breast implants for women at least 18 years old and does not recommend purely cosmetic breast augmentation in teens under 18. The fda limits the use of silicone breast implants for women 22 or older. Most plastic surgeons adhere to this policy. Read more...

Can I get silicone breast implants at 20 years old?

Yes, but... For primary breast augmentation, silicone implants is an fda off label use for women under 22 years of age. It is not illegal, just not recommended by the fda. Read more...
Yes. Not recommended by fda but can be used for patients ("off label") who would benefit more so from silicone than saline breast implants (very little breast and/or soft tissue coverage). Patients should be educated about the fda issue, MRI recommendations, and breast implant manufacturer warranty issues. Read more...
Off label. This would be an off label use but it can be done. Your doctor should give you this information and document it. You should acknowledge that you have been given the information by signing the consent form. Read more...
In select patients. If your surgeon feels that a saline implant would not give you a satisfactory result a can silicone implant can be used. Make sure to ask about warranty, need for implant exchange at 10 years and the need for an mri. Read more...

Can a 17 year old get liposuction and breast implants? With husbands consent?

Lipo/implants. Since these procedures have a lot of risks known, it is discouraged to get them under 18 yrs, unless medically indicated. A medical MD should be consulted for this and determined if medically needed to do, If not, wait until older and if still desires procedures would not need other consent. Welcome to health tap, Dr. Ivy Fisher. Read more...

What is the cheapest way to get breast implants?

Be careful. In reality the cheapest way is actually the most expensive way. I have patients come in weekly that recieved a $3000 breast augmentation from a clinic and need major revsion so they end up paying revision fees and the second surgery as well. Be careful and find a surgeon you can trust. There is a helpful blog entitled "the anatomy of the $3000 breast augmentation" that you should read! Read more...
Beware cheap surgery. I try to discourage my patients from price shopping for surgery. While i understand that cost is a factor, i believe it is much more important that you find a surgeon who you trust and are comfortable with after meeting with them. I also believe that you should make sure the surgeon is board certified in plastic surgery and not some other "cosmetic" board that does not meet the same standards. Read more...
Cheap breast implant. I tell my patients not to go to the cheapest place in town. You should research your surgeon, view before and after photos, feel comfortable with the surgeon and most importantly: see a board certified plastic surgeon! don't be fooled seeing a "cosmetic surgeon" who is poorly trained or not certified. This person usually lacks training, experience and credibility. Read more...
Cheap: not criteria. Price is important in your decision making process but it should not be the most important factor. This is not like buying a ford. This means that not all surgeons are the same and therefore you are not comparing equal results or outcomes. Choose on the basis of qualifications, experience, referrals, compatibility and results. If you still want the cheapest, consider medical tourism or university. Read more...
Not Wise. This question should not be anywhere close to the top of the list. “cheap work is not good and good work is not cheap”. Remember that revisionary breast surgery can be more costly in many ways. Select the best plastic surgeon you can to achieve your goals. If he/she “costs” too much, wait on having the surgery. Read more...
Go for Quality. Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure and should only be performed by a qualified surgeon. You should seek out a board certified plastic surgeon, not just someone who claims to be a "cosmetic surgeon". The cost can range from $5-10, 000. Ask to see pictures and ask a lot of questions. It is about the results, no the cost. Read more...
Cheap. Surgery is much like life, "you get what you pay for". Price is a small part of the equation for breast augmentation surgery. The most important factor is seeing a board certified plastic surgeon by the american board of plastic surgery. There are other made up boards such as cosmetic surgery boards that are contrived boards and not recognized. Read more...
Quality, not Cost. I am always concerned when people are seeking the cheapest way to get cosmetic surgery. Often people get what they pay for and, if problems occur, the bill can be much higher than if done properly the first time. Seek consultation with a plastic surgeon and make an informed decision about the quality of your care, not just the price. Read more...
Cheaper not better. The cost for breast augmentation will vary depending on geographic location, type of implant, and type of anesthesia. The national average is $5, 975. In my practice most patients spend $5, 000 for a silicone breast augmentation under general anesthesia as an outpatient. Read more...
Don't go cheap. Cheap can get expensive very fast. We see complications from "bargain" procedures every day. Please start with a board certified plastic surgeon. University teaching programs will have a resident's clinic. They are usually staffed with board certified plastic surgeons overseeing the work. Their cost may be a little less expensive. http://www.jjrothmd.com/procedures/breast-augmentation. Read more...

Can you get breast implants if you are under age?

Breast Aug under age. Under certain conditions such as reconstructive breast surgery to correct asymmetry or deformity, with your parents permission, or if emancipated it may be possible to have breast implants. Most important is to have a full consulation with a board certified plastic surgeon. Most will recommend that you wait until your breasts are fully developed. Read more...
Nope. The quick answer is no. You would need your parents permission if under the age of 18. There are certain congenital conditions that might be a reason for needing breast implants prior to 18, but you would need to discuss this with an experienced plastic surgeon. In addition, current regulations are that saline implants can be used after age 18 for augmentation but silicone you must be 22. Read more...

How old should one be to receive breast implants?

18 . The fda recommends breast augmentation after your 18 th birthday . Silicone gel implants are recommended for women 22 or older. However if the reason for the implant is reconstructive, age is not as important of an issue. Read more...
Typically over 18. It is important that a patient has achieved sufficient physical and emotional maturity before elective breast enhancement surgery. Women should be at least 18 years old. Read more...
Saline18 Silicone22. However there are no hard and fast rules because some patients with congenital deformities may benefit from implants at a younger age. Recently the use of fat grafting has been used for breast asymmetry with minimal scarring in individuals under the age of 18. See pic & link: http://www.Fattransferbreastaug.Com/chicago-fat-grafting-photos/2361-breast-augmentation-with-fat-grafting. Read more...
Depends on issue. Breast implants can be used for reconstructive purposes at any age. Federal regulations say that the patient should be 18 for cosmetic breast augmentation and 22 for silicone. Read more...
Age 4 Breast Surgery. The patient must be at least 18 years old to have surgery. I evaluate each patient to determine if they understand all that is associated with having surgery and potentially needing further surgery, etc. Age is not the determining factor - it is the realistic expectations, medical conditions, etc.. That are important. Read more...