Updated for 2018
Women who choose to enhance their figure through breast augmentation might not realize that their implants may, over time, require maintenance.
Women with breast implants hoping to ensure natural-looking results as they age have a couple of options to achieve the breasts of their dreams.
How Aging Affects the Breasts
As we age, our skin changes. The body’s natural collagen production slows, leaving our skin more vulnerable to the effects of gravity. The aging process can result in skin that stretches or sags. The tissue surrounding breast implants can become thin after a span of years, leading to breasts that droop and lose their shape.
If it’s been awhile since your breast enhancement surgery and you find that your breasts are losing some volume, you may benefit from switching out your original implants for a smaller size. Some women find that as they enter a different stage in their lives, they prefer to sport a more age-appropriate profile.
Reducing the size of your implants puts less strain on your breast tissue.
Updating your implants can not only offer you a more suitable size for your changing breasts, but also a more modest breast profile that continues to flatter your figure as you age with grace.
Updating Implants with a Breast Lift
A breast lift elevates the position of the breasts, and can be a wonderful remedy for the drooping that so often comes with age. A breast lift can be done in combination with replacing your implants or on its own. Breast lift surgery removes excess skin and tightens the surrounding tissue to provide support to your newly shaped contours.
If you find that your breast implants are bringing your profile down, a breast lift can rejuvenate your figure and give you a more youthful breast profile.