Older Women Getting Breast Surgery
Studies show that more and more older women are undergoing breast augmentation surgery to get an extra lift.
According to reports, breast surgery was the most popular operation to have in America last year and one-third of the patients who went under the knife were 40 and older.
Why the Increase in Procedures?
Doctors claim that some women who get the surgery have lost weight due to other procedures such as bariatric surgery.
The recent marketing of the “mommy makeover” and natural aging also are contributing factors to the increasing number of older women who are having the surgery.
“The aging and childbearing take their toll on you,” says Dena Scott, a mother of two who recently had the procedure. “You start losing tissue.”
Patients Most Likely to Undergo Surgery
Dr. Walter Erhardt, the previous president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons claims that the majority of patients who are undergoing breast surgery are married women with children.
“These women don’t approach this so much as cosmetic surgery but as reconstructive surgery,” Erhardt explains.
Many, like Scott, are in their 40’s when they decide to go under the knife.
Researchers believe this is due to the fact that by this time the kids are most likely out of the house, or at least out of grade school, so the cost isn’t an issue.