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Possible to get breast implants, tissue expansion or a musculocutaneous flap procedure at 50?

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Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes.

Please see a board certified plastic surgeon.
They will go over your individual history and situation. Together you will make a plan that is good for you.

In brief: Yes.

Please see a board certified plastic surgeon.
They will go over your individual history and situation. Together you will make a plan that is good for you.
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
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Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Certainly

You are right in the standard age group for breast reconstruction.
Do your research to find someone with experience and good results. The american society of plastic surgeons website can help - plastic surgery.Org.

In brief: Certainly

You are right in the standard age group for breast reconstruction.
Do your research to find someone with experience and good results. The american society of plastic surgeons website can help - plastic surgery.Org.
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
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Dr. David Levens
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Assuming you are referring to post mastectomy reconstruction, then you have mentioned the three most common techniques for reconstruction whether immediate (combined with the mastectomy) or delayed.
Women of any age are candidates for reconstruction as long as they are relatively healthy and motivated with realistic expectations.

In brief: Yes

Assuming you are referring to post mastectomy reconstruction, then you have mentioned the three most common techniques for reconstruction whether immediate (combined with the mastectomy) or delayed.
Women of any age are candidates for reconstruction as long as they are relatively healthy and motivated with realistic expectations.
Dr. David Levens
Dr. David Levens
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Appendix

Nope!

In brief: Appendix

Nope!
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Joseph Mele
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Breast Recon Age

These procedures are used daily for breast reconstruction.
Since breast cancer is more common over age 50, the procedures are frequently performed in this age group and higher. The determining factor is your health rather than you age. See a board certified plastic surgeon for an opinion.

In brief: Breast Recon Age

These procedures are used daily for breast reconstruction.
Since breast cancer is more common over age 50, the procedures are frequently performed in this age group and higher. The determining factor is your health rather than you age. See a board certified plastic surgeon for an opinion.
Dr. Joseph Mele
Dr. Joseph Mele
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Of course 4 young 50

The decision will depend on a thorough history and physical as well as a review of your desires, expectation, lifestyle and several other factors.
I assume that you have had breast cancer. Consultation with your oncologist, general surgeon and/or radiation therapist may be recommended or involved in the decision making process.

In brief: Of course 4 young 50

The decision will depend on a thorough history and physical as well as a review of your desires, expectation, lifestyle and several other factors.
I assume that you have had breast cancer. Consultation with your oncologist, general surgeon and/or radiation therapist may be recommended or involved in the decision making process.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Tito Vasquez
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Yes

Age is not the sole determinant if you qualify for breast reconstruction.
I have seen 30 year olds that are functionally over 70 and vice versa. Your overall health, status as a smoker, weight and body habits, as well as your expectations all can affect whether or not you are a good candidate.

In brief: Yes

Age is not the sole determinant if you qualify for breast reconstruction.
I have seen 30 year olds that are functionally over 70 and vice versa. Your overall health, status as a smoker, weight and body habits, as well as your expectations all can affect whether or not you are a good candidate.
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Dr. Tito Vasquez
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